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Michael Ledeen Wants The U.S. To Be "Omnipresent" and "Omnipotent" Again

According to Neocon Michael Ledeen, the U.S. had it all prior to the Obama years:

American hegemony wasn’t limited to military power, but encompassed the most basic components of the modern world, from Internet and its attendant gadgets and technologies (Microsoft, Apple, Google…) to movies, scholarship and literature. America was omnipresent and omnipotent.
Governments always fancy themselves as being “omnipresent” and “omnipotent”. Ledeen is obviously part of the gang who has had one-too-many sips of the kool-aid.
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Let's Not Forget The Neocons Who Cheered The Egyptian Military Into Power

Earlier this year, the Egyptian military overthrew the democratically elected Mohammed Morsi. Much has happened since the initial violent crackdown on Morsi’s supporters. The Muslim Brotherhood, which has been around some 80 years, has been labeled a “terrorist organization” by the Egyptian government, and now even bloggers who speak out against the military are being jailed.

Plenty of neocons cheered the military coup from the sidelines when it occurred. With all of their flap about the U.S. ‘bringing democracy to the world’, this apparently was a case where a coup was necessary.
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Jennifer Rubin's Gunboat Diplomacy

We can all be thankful that Obama doesn’t use neocon commissar Jennifer Rubin as one of his negotiators.

Rubin, who almost daily mentions that Israel should “act” (i.e., drop bombs on Iran) is fed up with US negotiations. This is how she sees it:

What Obama is doing is taking away the Hobson’s choice the West wants to present Iran: Give up your nuclear weapons or watch your economy and regime crumble.
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Neocons Flip-Out Over Handshake

Of course, if there is one thing we know, neocons are in a constant state of hysteria. And now Obama has sent them further around the bend by shaking hands with Raoul Castro at the Mandela funeral. Good for Obama, and may this presage an end to the vicious, life-long anti-Cuban people US sanctions and to the opening of free trade and travel. And note that Raoul is less anti-market than Fidel.
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Libyan Leaders Give McCain Award, Vote in Sharia Law

Senator John McCain is in Libya, where he was "honored" to receive an award from the Libyan military Chief of Staff. McCain was, of course, a prime cheerleader for the 2011 US attack on Libya which has resulted in the ascent to power of various al-Qaeda linked groups who along with murderous militias further terrorize the decimated country.

According to a recent US government funded public opinion survey in Libya, only 32 percent of the Libyan population believes the country is better off with Gaddafi out of power. Yes, even a US government funded survey cannot put a positive gloss on the disaster that the NATO attack has wrought.
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A Crackpot Psychoanalysis of The Iran Deal

I’ve read countless neocon interpretations of the P5+1 / Iranian deal, and for the most part, they all rhyme. Neocons are upset and they’re gnashing their teeth across the board. However, one interpretation stood out from the rest. Michael Ledeen wrote a piece that was several standard deviations away from the usual bellyaching, especially when it came to creativity and imagination.

Watch Ledeen moonlight as a psychologist who provides the actual motivations involved in making the deal.
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Peace Breaks Out...Neocons Weep

A peaceful agreement has been reached between the P5+1 nations and Iran. As expected, the bomb-dropping idea peddlers are crying like babies:

Daniel Pipes calls peace a disaster: “Barack Obama has made many foreign policy errors in the past five years, but this is the first to rank as a disaster.”

Jennifer Rubin hopes Israel can still find a way to bomb: “Admin needs to reaffirm final deal will comply fully with UN resolutions. If not Israel should act”.

Michael Ledeen is not losing hope for war either: “this might make war more possible, life is full of surprises.”
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William Kristol: Israel-Hater

Not feeling at all chastened over his role in pushing the US into war in Iraq based on his lies and those of his neoconservative allies, William Kristol has now taken to the pages of his Weekly Standard to peddle more lies to push Israel into a war of its own. Kristol, whose teeth you can literally hear gnashing in his latest furious missive, is desperately egging Israel on to attack Iran and thereby unleash what will no doubt be mass mayhem and carnage throughout the region, including on Israel itself.

What is driving Kristol mad is that the P5+1 talks with Iran suddenly hold some promise of an agreement being reached this weekend. Foreign ministers from Russia, China, the UK, and elsewhere are flying in to Geneva in anticipation. Kristol suddenly finds himself trapped in a bunker with nothing but a loaded gun of lies and hyperbole -- and he is trigger-happy.
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Victor Davis Hanson's Magical Mystery Tour

Victor Davis Hanson, the neocons' favorite historian, goes off on a wild ride that would surely make for good copy in government schoolbooks:
The United States has ridden — and tamed — the wild global tiger since the end of World War II. The frantic ride has been dangerous, to us, but a boon to humanity.
In other words, peace and trade were not chosen after World War II, but instead the U.S. decided to jump on a fictional “global tiger”. With a Federal Reserve ready to print up as much money as necessary, and a homeland unscathed from the ravages of the war, there was no way the power hungry in the U.S. could resist trying to conquer the world.
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