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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Neocons Jumping Bush Ship?

The group known as the "neocons" or "neoconservative" were instrumental in framing the policy that Pres. Bush used to go to war against Iraq and the so-called war on Terror. Because the war is not going so well, this group of powerful Washington insiders have recently become very ctirical of Bush and the way he has handled this war. Instead, they have called for an even bolder and harsher policy in Iraq, as well as a wider theater of war, including the invasion of Syria and Iran.

If the neocons are deserting Bush, as this piece asserts, who will they back next? Will we be able to tell? I imagine that they'll go stealth, since their high profile in the press has turned too a bright a spotlight on their fascist tendencies.
The conservative crack up
The neocons develop an exit strategy — a political one
By Howard Fineman
MSNBC contributor
Updated: 12:46 p.m. ET Oct. 12, 2005

WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush may have no military exit strategy for Iraq, but the “neocons” who convinced him to go to war there have developed one of their own — a political one: Blame the Administration.

Their neo-Wilsonian theory is correct, they insist, but the execution was botched by a Bush team that has turned out to be incompetent, crony-filled, corrupt, unimaginative and weak over a wide range of issues.
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They think that the Middle East can be remade, and this country made safe, by instilling a semblance of democracy in the Fertile Crescent and beyond. But they seem to have given up on the ability of the Bush Administration to see that vision through.

They want more troops, not fewer; more money, not less; more passion, not the whispered talk of timetables for withdrawal.

Besides championing democracy, we need to show strength and resolve, they believe — and they are no longer convinced that Bush can show much of either.

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