Neocons Acquire Another
Front Group

As the neoconservatives have been wrong about almost everything in the past six years, it would seem logical to assume that their political demise is imminent. But nothing could be further from the truth: the neocons in government, though admittedly declining in number, continue to be supported by a huge and devoted infrastructure in the … Continue reading “Neocons Acquire Another
Front Group”

What World War III
May Look Like

Neoconservatives are great observers of war and warriors, though they are sometimes not in complete agreement about the numbering of the conflicts that they send other people’s sons and daughters to fight. Norman Podhoretz, the patriarch of the neocons, believes that the Cold War was World War III and that the U.S. is now fighting … Continue reading “What World War III
May Look Like”

Henry Kissinger: Realist, or Neocon?

One of the most disturbing attributes of the neoconservatives is their willingness to subordinate the United States’ national interests to those of Israel. To be sure, the attempt is frequently made to demonstrate that the two nations’ interests are identical, but a careful analysis of the impact of Israel’s domestic and foreign policies can only … Continue reading “Henry Kissinger: Realist, or Neocon?”

Who’s Killing American Soldiers in Iraq?

Anyone who doubts that the war party is firmly focused on Iran need only take note of the Aug. 21 lead editorial in the Washington Post, which had the heading "Tougher on Iran: The Revolutionary Guard is at war with the United States. Why not fight back?" The Post, which regularly features neocons like Charles … Continue reading “Who’s Killing American Soldiers in Iraq?”

Neolibs and Neocons,
United and Interchangeable

When it comes to foreign policy, particularly as it relates to the Middle East, there is not a whole lot of separation between the Democratic and Republican Parties. Republicans tend to be more bellicose in their statements, but Democrats have more than made up for that with their steely resolve to take the fight to … Continue reading “Neolibs and Neocons,
United and Interchangeable”

Terrorists Are Everywhere

In an attempt to reverse plummeting approval ratings, the Bush administration is mounting an unprecedented, sustained campaign of disinformation on the terrorist threat confronting the United States. Even the mainstream media has noted how the White House has attempted falsely to tie al-Qaeda to the war in Iraq, with President Bush increasing the number of … Continue reading “Terrorists Are Everywhere”

Can’t Find Osama?
Attack Iran Instead

The July 17 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) “On the Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland” [.pdf] warns that al-Qaeda has reconstituted itself in the tribal areas of U.S. ally Pakistan, that it has resumed training of cadres intending to carry out “high impact plots” against the United States, and that the terrorist threat for the … Continue reading “Can’t Find Osama?
Attack Iran Instead”

Accusations Pave Way for Assault on Iran

Sometimes it really is déjà vu all over again. Those who have hoped for a peaceful resolution of the outstanding issues between the United States and Iran must have been discouraged to watch the June 5 Republican presidential candidates’ debate. With the honorable exception of Ron Paul, the Republicans lined up firmly in support of … Continue reading “Accusations Pave Way for Assault on Iran”

Heckuva Job,
Homeland Security

Euripides said that “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.” First there was the madness of cornering Osama bin Laden in Tora Bora and letting him go. Then there was the launching of the meaningless Global War on Terror, which turned most of the world against the United States, empowered al-Qaeda, and actually … Continue reading “Heckuva Job,
Homeland Security”