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Sen. McCain: 'I'm Ashamed of America'
John McCain, from his usual perch atop the Sunday morning political shows, was in a foul mood this week. While the German and French leaders continue to work for a political solution to the ongoing nightmare in Ukraine, McCain cannot believe that the US is not already at war in the country. It is a disgrace to the United States, said McCain, that President Obama has not already started shipping lethal weapons to the government in Kiev so that it can finish off the independence-seeking regions in east Ukraine.

23 February 2015read on...

Bernard-Henri Lévy's 'Fair Wind' Blows Foul in Libya
Pondering yesterday's gruesome beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians by an ISIS which has newly found a foothold in post-"liberated" Libya, it is hard to stop the mind from wandering back to Bernard-Henri Lévy, the swaggering French philosopher who almost single-handedly sired the 2011 western attack on Libya.

16 February 2015read on...

Gullible Sen. Inhofe Peddles Fake 'Proof' of Russian Invasion
In his statement introducing the bill, he cited "the undeniable participation and presence of Russian troops fighting in eastern Ukraine" as his justification for demanding US weapons to Ukraine.

13 February 2015read on...

Max Boot Wants to Kick Russia
Neocon scribbler Max Boot makes his living expressing indignation. How dare the Obama administration not adopt a more confrontational stance toward Iran! How dare the US president not commit more US resources toward fighting Boko Haram! How dare the weak-willed administration oppose additional sanctions on Iran! No US action in Somalia and Yemen? Wimpy! And Asia! Iraq! Syria! Libya! KONY!!!

29 January 2015read on...

The Neocons' Lament
Neo-cons constantly lament, "If we had only done this...." when desperately trying to explain the mess the US has caused in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. They can't deny our government’s involvement, so they must find someone to blame. It's never our policy of foreign intervention that's at fault. It's always the peaceniks who hinder them from expanding the war.

21 January 2015read on...

We Should Thank Those Who Torture
Says Michael Reagan, the son of conservative god Ronald Reagan. “We shouldn’t be second-guessing and beating up on the CIA, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and all the other men and women who’ve helped to keep us safe for the last 14 years. We should be thanking them.” He especially likes it when someone’s genitals are put in a vice.

27 December 2014read on...

Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific kind of bang, in fact: the type you get when you drop a US bomb on an Iranian nuclear facility, which experts believe could upend months of delicate negotiations and spark even more conflict in the Middle East.

14 December 2014read on...

Anne Applebaum Hates Your Opinion
Neoconservative newspaper columnist Anne Applebaum is angry and upset. In the days when print was king, she could dash off her pro-war opinions and never have to worry about the common people taking apart her arguments. In those days only a very few would be dedicated enough to write a letter to the editor, and only a tiny fraction would be printed. All of them would be subject to approval by the newspaper editor, of course.

30 November 2014read on...

Neocon Pundit Max Boot's Post-Election Demand: 'Start a War Now!'
Now that the US midterm elections are over, with Republicans making gains in the House and especially the Senate, neocon desktop bombardier Max Boot takes to Commentary Magazine to explain to President Obama what the results really mean.

5 November 2014read on...

Rep. Pete King Wants 'All Out' Surveillance Of Muslims One would have hoped that after Ron Paul schooled Rudy Giuliani on the concept of “blowback” in front of a national audience, US politicians would have paid attention. Sadly, it was back to foreign interventionism as usual.

24 October 2014read on...

Neocon Watch

Bill Kristol's Empire of Death


Non-interventionists can learn a great deal by observing when the differing factions of the neo-conservative enterprise take to exposing each other.

Take the Left-neocon New Republic, a magazine that hemorrhages money at such a rate that it literally had a hard time being given away until Facebook kid mega-millionaire Chris Hughes decided to snatch it up with pocket change as a child's toy. Hughes was a deep-pockets campaign supporter of the hyper-interventionist Obama, and in his new "serious" publishing toy no-doubt sees endless opportunities to feature "serious" writers on the faux Left to explain to us barbarians how wonderful the next deadly "humanitarian intervention" is turning out to be.

Nevertheless, the New Republic today features an enormously instructive graphic explaining to its readers "Bill Kristol's Galactic Empire." In this colorful chart we see the endless projects and think tanks and publications and "emergency committees" and "liberation committees" that count Bill Kristol as either a very influential member or leader. No doubt each of these comes with a healthy paycheck for Kristol.

Never mind that every position he has advocated has turned out to be a disaster for the United States. Never mind that nearly every one of his predictions has turned out to be outrageously and even hilariously incorrect. Being a neo-conservative means never being wrong, no matter how wrong you are.

What do Bill Kristol's enterprises all have in common?

They traffic in murder and mayhem worldwide.

They provide well-paid sinecures to "intellectuals" to argue the case for a permanent revolution to be fought by the US to the benefit of the military industrial complex.

They are heavily subsidized by the mega-wealthy who have an international agenda that does not necessarily reflect US interests.

They are oblivious to public opinion in the US and are impervious to market forces.

Though purporting to advocate the spread of democracy worldwide, they are disdainful of majority opinion in the US, preferring to adhere to the Straussian view that the non-elites must be lied to continuously.

Strangely, we owe a debt of gratitude to the New Republic for helping us picture the expansive grotesqueness of Bill Kristol's evil influence over the US body politic.
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