Monday, June 12, 2006

Let the cutting and running begin!

Remember the PNAC? That's the Project for a New American Century, the neoconservative think tank headed by William Kristol, former chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and now editor of the Weekly Standard and a Fox News talking head. The roomful of "geniuses" that founded PNAC included Richard B. Cheney, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Paul D. Wolfowitz, Jeb Bush, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby , William J. Bennett, Zalmay Khalilzad and Quayle.

"The goal of PNAC was to project American power and "moral clarity" and fight against liberal drift and conservative isolationism. In its famous 1998 letter to President Bill Clinton , PNAC said "removing Saddam Hussein and his regime . . . now needs to become the aim of American foreign policy." Clinton was urged to use all diplomatic, political and military means to topple him."

Though they claimed to be "fully aware of the dangers of implementing this policy" PNAC founding "geniuses" and their lackeys talked before the Iraq invasion of cheering crowds greeting us as liberators with Iraqi oil paying for the war and one perpetually wrong Republican who has a lifetime in government talked about the war as being a "cakewalk."

Now the tough chickenhawks of the PNAC are declaring victory and going home. They are claiming Iraq is a mission accomplished and closing its doors after nine-years of being wrong. Short century. Still, it's better by comparison than the thousand-year reich which only lasted twelve-years.

So first we have the policy of pre-emption then the actual pre-emption then the cutting and running of the group that came up with the policy. Next you'll see the cutting and running of our military by the same people who who say they won't cut and run. They will they'll just call it something else when it happens. A drawdown, a strategic re-deployment, maybe even a mission accomplished.

And if things go badly, meaning worse than it is going now, watch the party of personal responsibility blame everyone for the failure. The New York Times, Clinton(s), the liberal press, Kerry, Gore and Jane Fonda. I just hope we can cut and run from the Republicans this November. So here's to re-deploying the Republicans from public office to private citizens.


Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

It depends on the perspective. Their missions have been accomplished - complete domination of the oil industry in Iraq, subjugation of dissent here in America and consolidation of the political process here for easy manipulation.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Odysseus said...

Along with the massive transfer of wealth.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The juxtaposition of Dan Quayle's chief of staf, Fox News and Moral Clarity makes my head spin.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Reign of Reason said...

I have to go check out the PNAC site again... been a while since I "visited".

These are the orignial nut-cases: use American might for 'good' --- yeah, bomb people to convince them you know what's good for them.

1:16 AM  

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