The most dangerous political movement in America today is not the Village darlings, the Tea Partyers. Not even close. Tea Partyers are like the cheap noisemakers many people use at midnight on New Year's Eve.....they're fun for a few minutes but have no lasting, practical value.
The most dangerous political movement in America today is the same political movement which orchestrated the fraud known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. The most dangerous political movement in America today is the one which prompted an incurious George W. Bush to call Iraq, North Korea and Iran the "axis of evil."
The most dangerous political movement in America today is the neo-conservative movement. It is a movement which continually pounds the drums of war.
Neo-conservatives hold dearly to one basic premise.
Now that the U.S. is the world's lone superpower, America should strategically position new military strongholds throughout the fossil fuel-rich nations of the middle east, uprooting political regimes as necessary. The goal of such military positioning is for the purpose of projecting our power throughout the middle east and beyond as we "protect our interests" in the region.
William Kristol of The Weekly Standard and Fox News-That-Isn't is the father of neo-conservatism. Don't ever let Kristol's soft-spokeness fool you.....he is one of the most dangerous Americans alive today. He and his warmongering sidekick, Robert Kagan, founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) in 1997. One year later, the neo-cons were pressuring President Bill Clinton to attack Iraq.
It wasn't until George W. Bush became president that Bill Kristol and his warmongering imperialists got their way.
The internationally illegal act of attacking a sovereign country without self-defense-cause was the WMD-lipsticked pig-in-a-poke sold to Americans in 2002-2003......but it was the efforts of neo-cons, like Kristol and Kagan, that set the stage for the Bushies to defraud the nation.
I bring this up today because the neo-cons are still at it. Just as the Village kept the unwashed masses busy fretting about a president's fibbing about consensual sex in 1998 as neo-cons were preparing to coerce an attack on Iraq......so today, the Village is ever-so-busy spreading the word about the sparkly and mesmerizing Tea Partys while neo-cons are quietly preparing to attack another sovereign nation which doesn't threaten America....Iran.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Monday that the United States must be prepared to use military force to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon — and added that the last-resort step should be taken with the goal of overthrowing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Graham, a military lawyer and a senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, became the first senator to support direct U.S. military intervention in Iran, saying it should not involve ground troops but be launched by U.S. warplanes and ships.
"If you use military force against Iran, you've opened up Pandora's box," Graham told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. "If you allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon, you've emptied Pandora's box. I'd rather open up Pandora's box than empty it".
"From my point of view, if we engage in military operations as a last resort, the United States should have in mind the goal of changing the regime," Graham said. "Not by invading (Iran), but by launching a military strike by air and sea."
Such an attack would be aimed not only at eliminating Iran's nuclear capabilities, Graham said, but at rendering Ahmadinejad's government powerless.
Lindsey Graham has a way with words, doesn't he? Notice the "goal..of regime change?" Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Huckleberry is also mostly a soft spoken man, just like Bill Kristol. And just like Kristol, it's WHAT he says that is so dangerous.
"launching a military strike by air and sea"......which means that tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Iranian men, women and children would be slaughtered. Millions more displaced as refugees. Slaughtered and displaced in an effort to change a regime which, some say (but without any evidence), is building a nuclear weapon. This no-evidence-WMD talk is also very familiar.
It's bad enough that the Democratic Party has a few neo-conservatives in their midst and that Barack Obama, regrettably, has endorsed a few of the doctrines of the neo-cons....but to give political power back to a modern Republican Party which knows only two things.....cutting taxes and starting wars......now that would be disastrous.
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