It appears as if the appointment of a neocon
in the person of Blair as the Mideast envoy was deliberate so as to ensure that nothing happens in the Middle East that may work against the interests of the neocons
and their corporate cronies.
Far from being held responsible for the Iraq debacle, the shameless neocons
want more war, more suffering, more waste and devastation, as long as others do the dying.
came in for a lot of criticism during the Iraq war, but neoconservatism was primarily a domestic policy movement.
coup succeeded with the help of Khameini after negotiations arranged between him and Reagan.
and the Tea Party Fight for Control of the GOP
The evil gang comprising the Likudniks and the neocons
is still lobbying for wars against Iran or Syria, and opposing the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan just like they opposed the withdrawal from Iraq.
were recent additions to the conservative family many were Cold Warriors who defected from the McGovernite Democratic Party, and a significant number were Jewish.
Then the neocons
and the White House made false claims about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and the threat Iraq supposedly posed.
It was the statist principles of social democracy to which the neocons
were deemed disloyal, not their country.
Drawing from the heightened imperative of security, neocons
, though they were hardly the only ones, were inclined to go along with the tenuous legal system for holding terrorist suspects at Guantanamo prison and other military facilities, extraordinary rendition, even torture.
I doubt, however, whether the Neocons
will be persuaded.
By Robert Parry Ten years after the neoconservatives laid out plans for permanent US global dominance--and seven years after the brutal 9/11 attacks gave them the opening to carry out those plans--the neocons
instead have guided the United States onto the shoals of a political/military disaster and the prospect of rapid decline.