Thursday, September 17, 2009
The neo-clowns do protesteth . . .
For some reason I'm of the urge to fart in the general direction of this op-ed in the conservative rag the Weekly Standard. Pffffft!
It's a brazen, and in typical neo-con fashion, incoherent rant about the Obama administration's decision to scrap a missile defense system, planned under the Bush administration, which was to have been built in the Czech Republic and Poland. The planned system had not been supported by the Czech or Polish people at large, but the Bush administration strong-armed their then governments into backing it.
Setting aside the technological and strategic nuances of the decision - I truly find it laughable that the protestations of the neo-con's and their pimps at the Weekly Standard (Bill Kristol's enclave) should be lent any credence. These are the same people who on August 6, 2001 (one month before 9/11) were given a briefing entitled "Bin Laden determined to strike in US", and completely ignored it -- while steaming full speed ahead with their plans to pre-emptively invade Iraq. Gee! How'd that plan work out for you boys??
The bottom line is - the neo-cons and Bill Kristol and his shitty magazine are quite simply put -- people who have squandered what little credibility they ever had in the foreign policy arena with their disastrous Iraq adventure. They have been proven to be wrong over and over and over again and the consequences to America's security and worldwide credibility have suffered as a result.
So my advice to Obama and Robert Gates is to ignore the neo-con temper tantrum and proceed with what you feel is in the best interest for America's and Europe's long-term security.