Fearless Leader Monday


The author Phillip Weiss says:
Here are my two cents. We invaded Iraq because a powerful group of pro-Israel ideologues — the neoconservatives — who had mustered forces in Washington over the previous two decades and at last had come into the White House were able to sell a vision of transforming the Middle East that was pure wishful hokum but that they believed: that if Arab countries were converted by force into democracies, the people would embrace the change and would also accept Israel as a great neighbor. It’s a variation on a neocolonialist theory that pro-Israel ideologues have believed going back to the 1940s: that Palestinians would accept a Jewish state if you got rid of their corrupt leadership and allowed the people to share in Israel’s modern economic miracle.

The evidence for this causation is at every hand.

It is in the Clean Break plan written for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in 1996 by leading neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser — all of whom would go into the Bush administration — calling for the removal of Saddam Hussein and the export of the Palestinian political problem to Jordan.

It is in the Project for a New American Century letters written to Clinton in 1998 telling him that Saddam’s WMD were a threat to Israel. (A letter surely regretted by Francis Fukuyama, who later accused the neocons of seeing everything through a pro-Israel lens.)



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13 Responses to Fearless Leader Monday

  1. º¿carol says:

    Good grief, I’m the first one here today? And I’ve nothing to report except Brian surprised me early and picked Q up way before I was supposed to feed him. I was FREED! I finished up in the kitchen, caught up on the FB news feed and then Bob and I watched Friday’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” and two episodes of “Outlander.” Now I’m here, next I’ll go to the Lansing State Journal and the Detroit Free Press, then with it almost beer-30 I’ll go outside and do some watering. We haven’t had rain since July 24, the whole place is shriveling up. 😦


  2. Den says:

    I looked in earlier, nothing to report except this tidbit in my email:


  3. Den says:

    Is it time for us to run into the street screaming yet?


  4. Den says:

    Erling, you are very lucky to be clear of this election mess we have going on here, it isn’t easy to interpret with many thousand opinions in the media daily.

    Summary: Trump bad, Hillary bad, write in Bernie? Jill Stein? Wow.


  5. Den says:

    I found Jim’s car:


  6. Den says:

    Red Greens comedy (23mins)


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Black Cypress after 21 minutes. Soup and then kita with a side of olives and a glass of house red.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Back home the same way for a daily total of 42 minutes. Saw a rabbit cross the alley.

      Day 2: 43×552=85 minutes.


  8. Den says:

    I said I needed a Ghost Writer! Not Goat Rider!


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