It’s been extraordinary watching how neocons have made everything up, down, everything black, white and everything evil, good and back again. In the process they have managed to weaken America, tarnish her image in the world community and imperil the world. In my wildest of conspiratorial dreams, I surmise they are responsible for the election of Barack Obama in order to undo some of the damage they have done, but they have not kept themselves out of the policy making apparatus of government; they are rather firmly entrenched there and have installed gate keepers at every door of the branches of government. Rahm Emmanuel in the executive, and policy wonks at State, two previously mentioned here on the pages of Miscellany101. They are not working in the best interests of the US; American interests take a back seat to interests feuled by tribalism and history they want to rewrite in order settle old scores at the expense of an unconcerned and uninitiated American public. Sure most of it is based on OIL, oil, Israel and logistics, but personal aggrandizement and wealth also play a part in their deception.
So while going through my daily reading I wandered on this article which reinforced these notions above. What picqued my interest and aggravated my anger was the explicit statement that Saddam wanted the help of America and would have entered into a defense pact with the US in order to defend him against Iran. That’s not altogether surprising since Saddam fought the Iranians before in the 80s for eight years, at no expense to US personnel or materiel. Saddam wanted to talk to Bush about that and if he had been successful in pitching the idea all the American lives killed and money wasted at great expense to the country could have been avoided with an even better policy result! But Bush was convinced to ignore Saddam’s overtures, no doubt with the blessings of the many neocons entrenched in his government who advised against such acceptance. Instead these people using fascist tactics of deception and the increased powers of the state got Bush to promote the lie of WMDS and consequently, America has installed a pro-Iranian regime, and destabilized one of the largest Arab speaking countries of the region. All this happened because neocons have been pitching the idea of regime change to Democrats and Republicans alike since the mid 90s.
They have managed to pitch war at the expense of peace before, when they similarly got Bush to ignore Iranian attempts at rapprochement with America in 2003. Now a second US administration is being led by the nose with the help of a belligerent ally, Israel, that wants a war and ostensibly drag America into it, with a country that wants peace and is willing to make major concessions towards that aim. Such a war would not be in the interests of America and could prove to be more costly than even the Iraq debacle. The authors of American government advised this country in its infancy from foreign entanglements and that advice still reverberates throughout time but there are few in government who are able to hear it because of the noise being made by neoconservatives and their spin doctors. The fact that Obama has further embraced them, making government positions a revolving door for the enemies of America to spin, deceive and escalate and involve this country in military adventures means there isn’t much that has changed with his election. It’s time for Americans to show neocons the door.