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  • King Libertarians Neocons

    01/24/2014 12:49:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 223 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    From at least the time of the 1980’s, the Republican Party and the “conservative movement” have been dominated by, not conservatives, but neoconservatives. The so-called “libertarian” influence in the party is growing—and neoconservatives are none too pleased by it. Libertarians, neoconservatives assert, are “isolationists,” “naïve,” even sophomoric, idealists whose detachment from reality borders on being “unpatriotic,” for libertarians threaten to compromise national security, making citizen and soldier alike unsafe. After all, when his own country is in the midst of a protracted, bloody war, a person who uses his considerable influence to convince large numbers of Americans that their country...
  • Sen. Rubio: Time to provide ammunition to Syrian opposition

    03/01/2013 2:42:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/27/13 | Julian Pecquet
    The Obama administration should send ammunition to the Syrian rebels, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday. The comments from a potential Republican front-runner in 2016 suggest both parties are coalescing around a more forceful U.S. role in the two-year-old civil war.
  • How the Russian ‘Reset’ Explains Obama’s Foreign Policy

    10/16/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | October 16, 2012 | DOUGLAS J. FEITH, SETH CROPSEY
    As violent mobs shouting Islamist slogans rampaged against U.S. diplomats across the Middle East and Southeast Asia in the weeks following the fatal Sept. 11, 2012 attack on U.S. officials in Libya, Russian President Vladimir Putin saw a chance to kick the United States when it was down. He did it by expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development, whose work -- advising private groups on democracy, as it has done since the 1990s -- he evidently resented. For good measure, he just cancelled the longstanding Nunn-Lugar program of cooperation on destroying and securing old Soviet weapons of mass destruction....
  • America's Last Crusade

    09/25/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    For Americans of the Greatest Generation that fought World War II and of the Silent Generation that came of age in the 1950s, the great moral and ideological cause was the Cold War. It gave purpose and clarity to our politics and foreign policy, and our lives. From the fall of Berlin in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, that Cold War was waged by two generations, and with its end Americans faced a fundamental question: If the historic struggle between communism and freedom is over, if the Soviet Empire and Soviet Union no longer exist,...
  • Derrick Bell in 1994: ‘Jewish Neoconservative Racists’

    03/09/2012 5:06:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Comentary Magazine ^ | 3/9/12 | John Podhoretz
    The controversy over the videotape of Harvard Law School student Barack Obama speaking in support of his professor Derrick Bell during Bell’s one-man 1990 uprising against the law school’s failure or refusal to hire a black woman as a professor has caused a predictable back-and-forth about what it might mean for Obama to have a favorable view of Bell. Michael Powell of the New York Times reflected conventional opinion in liberal media circles when he tweeted: “Derrick Bell, Radical? We’re to pretend our history cleansed? He fought 4 Civil Rights in Mississippi.” It is incumbent on Powell and others, if...
  • Was Elliot Abrams Deceived on Newt?

    01/27/2012 11:33:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned his name yesterday -- Jeffrey Lord was in the political office of the White House during the first term of Reagan, maybe both terms. Jeffrey Lord now writes at the American Spectator. Jeffrey Lord, like me, didn't understand all this stuff at Newt yesterday. AP has a story referring to me now as "conservative radio titan." And they describe me as trying to defend Newt on this yesterday, and in the process, nevertheless, recounting all of the things that Newt had said. I wasn't trying to defend Newt, as AP said. All I was saying...
  • Confessions of a Neocon

    01/13/2012 7:47:07 AM PST · by Billlknowles · 19 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 1/13/2012 | Bill Knowles
    The first time one of Ron Paul's supporters called me a Neocon I was insulted and hacked off which was exactly the response the name caller was looking for. However since then, the more times I have been called that the more enamored to it I have become. Yes....I admit it...I am a Neocon. Thank you for labeling me as such, all you napalm spreading Paul-ites who are the self-proclaimed "Defenders of the Faith", "Proclaimers of the Truth" and "The Founding Fathers Favorites". Your name calling has finally produced something meaningful. The American Heritage Dictionary's definition of neoconservativism is "an...
  • Conservatism Does Not End at America's Shorelines

    07/03/2011 12:32:39 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 6-21-2011 | Thomas Skypek
    Since the end of the Cold War, neo-conservatives have routinely employed two powerful words to criticize traditional conservatives uneasy with their big government approach to international affairs: appeasement and isolationism. On ABC's "This Week," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) employed both words, labeling Republican criticism of the military adventure in Libya as "isolationist" all while making an allusion to the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s ...
  • Obama the NeoCon

    06/14/2011 10:58:13 AM PDT · by MrTim29 · 23 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 06-13-11 | Tim Ross
    Between 2002 and 2008, the Left in America maintained a consistent assault against President George W. Bush which included a number of pejoratives, most notably calling him a “NeoCon.” Even my Democrat friends would look me straight in the eye and say, “Bush… that, that NeoCon!” And I would reply, “Wait! What exactly is a NeoCon?” And they didn’t know. All they knew was that it wasn’t good. But where are all those Democrats now that Barack Obama is in office? Because Obama is the greatest NeoCon of all.
  • David Horowitz vs. John “None Shall Pass” Gwardino

    04/04/2011 1:09:06 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 4, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    I was born to Jehovah's Witness parents. When I became a teenager, I began to question that worldview. At the age of 17, I disassociated from the religion and went my own way. Over the years which have followed, my paradigm has developed according to newly acquired knowledge and experience. It continues to develop. I hope it never stops developing. Due to this background, I have a tremendous respect for the humility required to reconsider a publicly established position in light of new evidence. David Horowitz recently did so in a post denouncing nation-building. He expressed well-informed doubts regarding the...
  • Curb Records Chief and Major Patron Assails College for Forcing Out Gay Coach

    12/09/2010 12:47:42 PM PST · by wardaddy · 21 replies
    CMT News ^ | 12-8-10 | Morris
    Nashville's Belmont University, whose Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business sired Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, Josh Turner and other prominent music figures, has been criticized by the Curb College's namesake himself for forcing out a soccer coach on the grounds that her public admission of homosexuality conflicts with the school's Christian identity. Mike Curb, who heads Curb Records, assailed the school's decision in a letter to Belmont's faculty senate, a group that also opposes the coach's severance. The full text of Curb's letter was published in Nashville's daily newspaper, The Tennessean. "Belmont's Curb College is the largest stand...
  • Muscular Movement (A review of Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement by Justin Vaïsse)

    10/01/2010 4:36:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    TNR ^ | 7/20/2010 | Adam Kirsch
    By the middle of 2003, as it became clear that the American invasion of Iraq would result not in a quick “mission accomplished” but a long, bloody occupation, a certain narrative of what went wrong began to take root in some precincts of the anti-war left. The decision to invade Iraq, this story went, was the result of the government falling under the sway of a dangerous ideology, called neoconservatism. The neocons, as they were often derisively called, believed in the naked assertion of American power—in a kind of imperialism, really, which gave America the right to invade other countries...
  • Barack the neocon

    09/01/2010 3:33:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2010 | John Podhoretz
    Last night, President Obama did something amazing. He delivered -- dare I say it? -- a rather neoconservative speech, in the sense that neoconservatism has argued for aggressive American involvement in the world both for the world's sake and for the sake of extending American freedoms in order to enhance and preserve American security. Perhaps Obama did not even realize it, but when he said that "as the leader of the free world, America will do more than just defeat on the battlefield those who offer hatred and destruction -- we will also lead among those who are willing to...
  • Catholic Answers Bans Emmy Award Winning Catholic Journalist from Site

    08/08/2010 7:30:53 AM PDT · by 0beron · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Sancte Pater ^ | 08/07/2010 | Sancte Pater
    Karl Keating and the rest of that cast have always left a bad taste. Also saw this on Catholic Caveman, so, here is the story:
  • Is British Anti-Semitism In Danger Of Getting Out Of Control?

    11/29/2009 5:22:36 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 28 replies · 831+ views
    Robin Shepherd Online ^ | November 28th, 2009 | Robin Shepherd
    Last week, Oliver Miles, Britain’s former ambassador to Libya and a pillar of the country’s foreign policy establishment, put his thinking cap on, put pen to paper and came up with the following thoughts in a column in the Independent newspaper about the presence of the esteemed historians Martin Gilbert and Lawrence Freedman on the board of the UK’s latest Iraq Inquiry: “Both Gilbert and Freedman are Jewish, and Gilbert at least has a record of active support for Zionism,” he said. “…if and when the inquiry is accused of a whitewash, such handy ammunition will be available. Membership should...
  • Why We Are Ignored

    10/04/2009 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 12 replies · 700+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | October 4, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Allow me to cut past the prologue and skip to the climax: we are ignored because we have allowed ourselves to be ignored. We are ignored because we have bought into the lie that our total civic duty is fulfilled on election day. We are ignored because we have allowed our ire to disperse through a radiator of infotainment and token political involvement which do nothing to slow the gears of despotism. We are ignored because we are too busy, too cynical, or too lazy to get involved in a meaningful way. We are now seeing the results. My challenge...
  • Hitchens' Tribute to Kristol: Farewell to the Godfather

    09/20/2009 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 9 replies · 1,605+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 20, 2009 | Christopher Hitchens
    According to his obituary in the NY Times, Irving Kristol once felt intimidated among NY intellectuals when he found himself seated with Mary McCarthy on one side, Hannah Arendt on the other, and Diana Trilling across from him. This standard—of intellect, to say nothing of other allures—was very much relaxed by the time he found himself placed next to me at a dinner at the Lehrman Institute in Manhattan in the mid-1980s. Determined to upset his likely expectation of me—I having hung onto a version of Trotskyism many years after he had discarded it—I inquired politely about his time in...
  • John Mearsheimer Gets It Right on the Middle East

    12/01/2008 3:24:58 PM PST · by limitedgovernment67 · 9 replies · 381+ views
    PolicyInAction.com ^ | 12/01/2008 | PolicyInAction.com
    Professor John J. Mearsheimer states… Fortunately, there is a strategy that has proved effective in the past and could serve again today: “offshore balancing.” It’s less ambitious than President Bush’s grand plan to spread democracy throughout the Middle East, but it would be much better at protecting actual U.S. interests. The United States would station its military forces outside the region. And “balancing” would mean we’d rely on regional powers like Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia to check each other. Washington would remain diplomatically engaged, and when necessary would assist the weaker side in a conflict. It would also use...
  • "Historians of early 21st century American politics..."

    05/15/2008 9:42:43 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 7 replies · 165+ views
    The Corner ^ | 5/15/08 | Victor Davis Hanson
    I have always liked Gary Hart, and, when I have met him, came away impressed that he was a thoughtful person. That said, he has a long diatribe against John McCain, in which he falls into the now tired condescending trope of the sinister neocons who, as quasi-neo-Nazis, took over a clueless George Bush: Historians of early 21st century American politics will remark the degree to which radical forces, usually called neoconservatives, perverted language as recommended by the National Socialist Party in 1930s Germany... Open up entire electronic networks, such as Fox, and chains of radio stations, such as Clear...
  • Smearing Obama (Barf Alert)

    03/16/2008 9:14:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1,304+ views
    The Nation ^ | March 13, 2008 | Ari Berman
    He's a Muslim. He was sworn into office on the Koran. He doesn't say the Pledge of Allegiance. His pastor is an anti-Semite. He's a tool of Louis Farrakhan. He's anti-Israel. His advisers are anti-Israel. He's friends with terrorists. The terrorists want him to win. He's the Antichrist. By now you've probably seen at least some of these e-mails and articles about Barack Obama bouncing around the Internet. They distort Obama's religious faith, question his support for Israel, warp the identity and positions of his campaign advisers and defame his friends and allies from Chicago. The purpose of the smear...
  • He May Be Unwelcome, but We’ll Survive (Bill Kristol at the New York Times)

    01/14/2008 8:24:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 627+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 13, 2008 | Clark Hoyt , Public Editor
    IN 1972, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, was looking for a conservative columnist for his left-leaning Op-Ed page. At a charity dinner, he wound up sitting next to William Safire, the Nixon White House speechwriter who coined Spiro Agnew’s famous denunciation of the press as “nattering nabobs of negativism.” They soon had a deal. But, as described in “The Trust,” the authoritative history of the family that has controlled The Times for more than a century, Sulzberger neglected to involve John Oakes, his cousin and the editor of the editorial page, in the decision. Oakes...
  • The Past, Present, and Future of Neoconservatism

    10/02/2007 5:45:20 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 364+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | October 2007 | Joshua Muravchik
    Have America’s troubles in Iraq sounded the death knell of neoconservatism, the political ideology that is said to be behind our presence there? Over the past year, there has been no shortage of voices saying so, many with undisguised glee. Abroad, the Times of London heralded “the end of an ideological era in Washington,” while the Toronto Globe and Mail reported with satisfaction that neoconservatism has been “decisively wiped out.” Observers here at home have agreed. To the historian Douglas Brinkley, Democratic electoral victories in November 2006 spelled “the death of the neoconservative movement,” while at National Review Online John...
  • The American right: Under the Weather?

    08/09/2007 1:39:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,499+ views
    The Economist ^ | August 9, 2007
    The conservative movement that for a generation has been the source of the Republican Party's strength is in the dumps. THIRTY years ago Eric Hobsbawm, the dean of Marxist historians, chose as his subject, for the Marx memorial lecture, “The forward march of labour halted?” Things turned out even worse, for his side, than he had expected, thanks in part to the rise of a very American brand of conservatism. But are we now witnessing Mr Hobsbawm's revenge: the forward march of American conservatism halted? The right has dominated American politics since at least 1980. The Republicans' electoral successes have...
  • The rise and decline of the neo-cons

    11/23/2006 6:19:55 AM PST · by A. Pole · 30 replies · 872+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Nov 22, 2006 | Jim Lobe and Michael Flynn
    Shortly after the September 11, 2001, [...] the Project for the New American Century issued a letter to the president calling for a dramatic reshaping of the Middle East as part of the "war on terror". [...] the group's remarkable string of successes has gradually given way to a steady decline [...] events in the Middle East seemed to be going their way, at least during the first few months of Bush's second term. The unexpectedly smooth Iraqi elections in January 2005, the outbreak of the "Cedar" revolution in Lebanon (and other "color revolutions" in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan), and...
  • Neo Culpa (Perle and Adleman on Iraq)

    11/03/2006 4:30:04 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 46 replies · 1,312+ views
    Vanity Fair | November 3, 2006 | David Rose
    It's blocked, but here is the URL - http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/12/neocons200612
  • Plain Lies, War Lies and Partisanship

    08/31/2006 4:49:05 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 19 replies · 721+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 08/31/06 | david limbaugh
    Democrats are outraged over President Bush's new series of national security speeches. There he goes again, politicizing the war. The Democratic leadership obviously believes the president should muzzle himself so close to the November elections because what is important for national security might also help Republicans, and that must be avoided at all costs. Democrats are furious over Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's speech to the American Legion this week, in which he compared today's appeasers to those of the World War II era and warned that we mustn't turn a blind eye to today's terrorists like many did to yesterday's Nazis....
  • Dems -- Exactly Where We Want Them To Be

    08/10/2006 8:41:04 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 29 replies · 1,366+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 08/10/06 | david limbaugh
    More noteworthy than Ned Lamont's defeat of Joseph Lieberman is the loony left's and Democratic leadership's puffed-up reaction to it. I say give them more rope and let them completely hang the party they've hijacked. Many are acting surprised at the Democratic Party's readiness to throw Lieberman overboard. They shouldn't be. Lieberman's 90 percent liberal voting record isn't good enough for the monomaniacal antiwar fringe. Complete obedience is required. No belligerence toward terrorists can be tolerated; all venom must be reserved for President Bush and the neoconservative cabal. While Joe Lieberman was good enough in 2000 to join Al Gore...
  • Bible followers mess up U.S. (Why Joe Lieberman is in trouble)

    07/03/2006 9:29:29 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 64 replies · 2,103+ views
    The Capital Times ^ | 7/3/06 | Karl Weiss
    Karl Weiss: Bible followers mess up U.S. A letter to the editor Dear Editor: Everything Sen. Joe Lieberman says or does is for Israel. The man is a Zionist. Jews and evangelicals like Bush just love this person and it ALL goes back to that make-believe book called the Bible.Our government has been taken over by people who believe in fairy tales and mankind has been set back hundreds of years because of this. Stem cell research, birth control and cancer cures have all been stopped by these idiots. Ignorance rules in these United States. Karl Weiss Pardeeville Published: July...
  • Remembering Milton Himmelfarb

    01/24/2006 6:06:25 PM PST · by alan alda · 2 replies · 275+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | Jason Maoz
    Remembering Milton Himmelfarb Milton Himmelfarb died earlier this month at age 87, and chances are you never heard of him if, like most Americans, you tend not to be a devotee of intellectual and political journals. But Milton Himmelfarb — Mendy, as he was known to his family — was, by virtue of temperament, history and family, a seminal figure in the development of neoconservatism as one of the country’s most influential political forces. Serving in various capacities at the American Jewish Committee for better than 40 years, Himmelfarb was the longtime editor of the AJC’s American Jewish Yearbook and...
  • Improving Bush's Vision:Time for Republicans to rethink their economic policies

    12/07/2005 11:23:11 AM PST · by Sonny M · 19 replies · 598+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/12/2005 | Irwin M. Stelzer
    PRESIDENT BUSH'S VISION OF SOUND economic policy has remained remarkably constant over the last five years--tax cuts, free trade, and a generous amount of immigration. And why not? Low taxes, free trade, and new immigrants have benefited our economy over the past quarter century, and helped produce a remarkably successful economic performance after the shock of 9/11. Yet all does not seem to be well. Americans are unhappy about the president's management of the economy and pessimistic about the future. Maybe popular sentiment is simply shortsighted, or uninformed. But there is another, more rational reason for voter discontent: Times have...
  • The neoconservative betrayal

    12/05/2005 5:21:06 PM PST · by rmlew · 4 replies · 212+ views
    View From the Right ^ | December 05, 2005 | Lawrence Auster
    Though it has not been widely understood, among the neoconservatives’ many betrayals of their former principles and allegiances in recent years has been their betrayal of Israel—a fact that, among other things, ought to clear them of the false, vicious, and stupid charge that everything they do, they do for the sake of the Jewish state. The neoconservatives have betrayed Israel for the same reason they have betrayed other neoconservative causes such as the fight against racial preferences and the fight against cultural radicalism: they now believe in nothing except the promotion and expansion of American power under the rubric...
  • Neo-Conservatism

    09/29/2005 12:22:32 PM PDT · by kjvail · 111 replies · 1,461+ views
    Traditional Catholic News and Reports ^ | 9/29/05 | J.P. Hubert Jr. MD FACS
    A new “stealth” worldview has become popular among Secularists in the United States. It is referred to as Neoconservatism[1] and has been gaining influence for over 25 years in the wake of the discord and unrest associated with the 1960’s-1970’s and the Viet Nam War.[2] The original features of neoconservatism are found below: __________ Table 1. 6 Propositions of Neoconservatism (First Generation)* 1. Theory of History- Evil exists and one must not shrink from one's duty. 2. Power- No substitute for it, especially military might. Power is Salvation. 3. America must be a Global leader- Creating a peaceful World requires...
  • Neoconservatism's Big Tent

    07/11/2005 9:39:31 PM PDT · by StoneGiant · 5 replies · 356+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/11/05 | Paul Mirengoff
    Neoconservatism's Big TentHow distinctively neoconservative is President Bush's foreign policy? by Paul Mirengoff 07/11/2005 8:00:00 AM FOR LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE CRITICS of the Bush administration, it is an article of faith that neoconservatives have hijacked American foreign policy. The neocons accomplished this, the theory goes, by selling their half-baked ideology to a president too unschooled, dim-witted, or panicked to resist it. Yet, as Charles Krauthammer noted in his excellent essay The Neo-Conservative Convergence, none of the president's most influential foreign policy counselors--not Dick Cheney, not Donald Rumsfeld, not Condoleezza Rice--was considered a neoconservative prior to 9/11. Rice, in fact,...
  • The Neoconservative Convergence

    06/30/2005 9:47:12 PM PDT · by mal · 9 replies · 1,060+ views
    The post-cold-war era has seen a remarkable ideological experiment: over the last fifteen years, each of the three major American schools of foreign policy—realism, liberal internationalism, and neoconservatism—has taken its turn at running things. (A fourth school, isolationism, has a long pedigree, but has yet to recover from Pearl Harbor and probably never will; it remains a minor source of dissidence with no chance of becoming a governing ideology.) There is much to be learned from this unusual and unplanned experiment. The era began with the senior George Bush and a classically realist approach. This was Kissingerism without Kissinger—although Brent...
  • Ron Paul - Can the UN Really be Reformed?

    06/20/2005 9:16:12 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 17 replies · 530+ views
    House Web SIte ^ | 6-20-2005 | Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
    Congress voted last week to give the United Nations unprecedented new authority to intervene in sovereign states, under the guise of UN “reform.” The reform bill theoretically provides for Congress to withhold 50% of US dues to the UN, but this will never happen. The bill allows the Secretary of State to make the ultimate decision about payment, and the State department strongly opposes withholding our dues in the first place. In fact, the State department is the UN’s closest ally in the entire federal government. This talk about withholding our dues is nothing but hot air designed to dupe...
  • Can the UN Really be Reformed?

    06/21/2005 1:44:30 AM PDT · by Zero Sum · 4 replies · 360+ views
    house.gov ^ | June 20, 2005 | Ron Paul
    Congress voted last week to give the United Nations unprecedented new authority to intervene in sovereign states, under the guise of UN “reform.”  The reform bill theoretically provides for Congress to withhold 50% of US dues to the UN, but this will never happen. The bill allows the Secretary of State to make the ultimate decision about payment, and the State department strongly opposes withholding our dues in the first place.  In fact, the State department is the UN’s closest ally in the entire federal government.  This talk about withholding our dues is nothing but hot air designed to dupe...
  • Student faces trial for pie throwing [at William Kristol]

    06/06/2005 12:04:38 PM PDT · by w6ai5q37b · 61 replies · 1,961+ views
    AP ^ | June 6, 2005 | Unknown
    Pastry hit [neo]conservative commentator at Earlham College. RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) -- An Earlham College student faces a possible trial next month on criminal charges for throwing a pie at [neo]conservative commentator William Kristol as he gave a campus speech. A pretrial hearing was held Thursday for Josh Medlin, 21, who has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and former chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle, was splattered by the pie during a March 29 speech about U.S. foreign policy. Members of the audience jeered, then applauded as Kristol wiped the...
  • HOW WE WOULD FIGHT CHINA

    05/10/2005 6:11:01 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 302 replies · 5,723+ views
    LA NUEVA CUBA ^ | June 2005 | Robert D. Kaplan
    The Middle East is just a blip. The American military contest with China in the Pacific will define the twenty-first century. And China will be a more formidable adversary than Russia ever was For some time now no navy or air force has posed a threat to the United States. Our only competition has been armies, whether conventional forces or guerrilla insurgencies. This will soon change. The Chinese navy is poised to push out into the Pacific—and when it does, it will very quickly encounter a U.S. Navy and Air Force unwilling to budge from the coastal shelf of the...
  • Iraq: Setting the Record Straight (Project for the New American Century) [BOOKMARK!]

    05/03/2005 7:14:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 725+ views
    Iraq:Setting the Record Straight ContentsPreface.................................................................................................................................i I. Iraq: The Clinton Administration’s Case.……………………………...................1II. Iraq: The Perspective from Washington on March 18, 2003.................................13III. Iraq: A History of Deception, Obstruction & Failure to MeetInternational Obligations.......................................................................................17IV. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Nuclear Weapons Program...................................32V. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Missile and UAV Programs..................................43VI. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Chemical/Biological Weapons Programs.............54VII. Questions and Answers: Iraq’s Ties to Terrorism and al Qaeda..........................70Appendix: “The Right War for the Right Reasons”.........................................................78  PrefaceTwo years after the invasion of Iraq, we still do not know with complete confidence what happened to all of the stockpiles of weapons and weapons precursors that Saddam’s government admitted to...
  • Human Rights and the EU Arms Embargo

    03/24/2005 1:36:28 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 317+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | March 23, 2005 | Ellen Bork
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: ELLEN BORK, Deputy DirectorSUBJECT: Human Rights and the EU Arms EmbargoFrom numerous accounts, it appears that the European Union will postpone plans to lift the arms embargo it imposed on Beijing in response to the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. According to the same accounts, Beijing’s enactment last week of a “law” authorizing the use of force against Taiwan tipped the scale against lifting the embargo before summer. Actions taken to exert even greater control over the Beijing-appointed leadership in Hong Kong reportedly also played a role, especially in London.Neither China’s intentions toward Taiwan, nor its...
  • The neo-conservatives; Back in their pomp

    03/11/2005 7:38:03 AM PST · by jinkagrl · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Economist.com ^ | Mar 10th 2005 | The Economist
    Times are very good for America's least-loved foreign-policy makers. But their apotheosis may not last BILL KRISTOL tells a nice story about a chance encounter in a shopping mall. Mr Kristol is a neo-conservative prince, the son of one of the movement's founders, and a ubiquitous talking head on Fox News. But even neo-conservative princes have to go shopping. One weekend found him wandering the glitzy corridors of Tyson's Corner, in northern Virginia. A young man accosted him and confessed that he, too, was a neo-conservative. He then paused for a moment before adding that he wasn't quite sure what...
  • The Three Stooges in Iraq, and the U.S.’s First Stooge (Another Ward Churchill-Barf Alert)

    03/01/2005 5:14:37 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 15 replies · 864+ views
    The Independent Institute ^ | October 14, 2004 | William Marina
    The original architects of the U.S. empire—long before its celebration by today’s neoconservatives—understood the importance of legitimacy in the neo-colonialist enterprise. In order to achieve some degree of legitimacy, it was important to create a native stooge—what some call a “comprador”—heavily dependent upon American power to govern in the interests of the U.S. government. In Iraq we have had the proverbial “Three Stooges,” as in the movies, often beating up on each other. The first of these was Saddam Hussein, who was essential in helping evict the British from control in Iraq and then in attacking Iran, but who became...
  • Robin Wright is Wrong (WaPo Reporter)

    02/18/2005 1:19:36 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 583+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | February 17, 2005 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERS FROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Robin Wright is WrongYesterday, Washington Post senior foreign policy reporter Robin Wright’s analysis of the recent elections in Iraq (“Iraq Winners Allied with Iran Are the Opposite of U.S. Vision”) ran on the Post’s front page. As the title to the piece suggests, Wright’s claim is that Iraqis “went to the polls and elected a government with a strong religious base – and very close ties to the Islamic republic next door.” But about the only thing right in that sentence is that the Iraqis “went to the polls.”First, the United Iraqi Alliance,...
  • Free Market Bolsheviks

    02/17/2005 8:25:07 AM PST · by gnosys · 5 replies · 334+ views
    2/17/05 | Peter Gaffney
    I'm surprised more Christians and others of deep religious conviction here in America aren't at least slightly put off by the philosophy of the Neoconservatives who are at the top of the current administration -- not Bush himself, who I believe is a man of genuine faith, but Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, etc. -- and in particular the view formulated by their mentor Leo Strauss that religion is a useful illusion which should be encouraged among the common people because it promotes social order and mitigates the corrupting influences of selfishness and materialism. (The leaders themselves don't need to believe in...
  • Doug Feith: On the Record

    01/29/2005 4:03:52 PM PST · by Mr.Clark · 3 replies · 490+ views
    Washington, D.C.): Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith's announcement Wednesday that he would return to private life brings to a close four distinguished, but grueling, years at the forefront of the War on Terror. It offers an occasion both to salute this outstanding public servant and to castigate his ever-voluble critics. Most of the reportage on Secretary Feith's departure this summer has dredged up various unsubstantiated charges that have been made against Mr. Feith and/or his subordinates. The fact that no credible evidence has yet been offered to back up any of these transparent attempts at character assassination for political...
  • The Search for Moderate Islam: Part I

    01/29/2005 12:17:04 PM PST · by rmlew · 75 replies · 1,058+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 28, 2005 | Lawrence Auster
    Does it Exist? A leading intellectual figure and stalwart fighter in America's confrontation with radical Islam, Daniel Pipes is perhaps best known for his idea that "radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution." As Pipes argues, radical Islam, though currently the dominant political force in the Muslim world, is supported by only 10 to 15 percent of Muslims worldwide, while moderate Islam represents the great, though so far mostly silent, majority of Muslims. He further points out that radical Islam, also known as militant Islam or Islamism, is a very recent phenomenon, having more in common with...
  • Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times

    01/27/2005 6:20:10 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | January 20, 2005 | Daniel McKivergan
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: DANIEL MCKIVERGAN, Deputy DirectorSUBJECT: Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times Yesterday, the Washington Post reported ("Search for Banned Arms In Iraq Ended Last Month") that the conclusions reached in Charles Duelfer's September 2004 report on Iraq's weapons programs will be the "final word" on the subject. The New York Times editorial board weighed in today. The Times notes that what the "Iraqi invasion has actually proved is that the weapons inspection worked, that international sanctions - deeply, deeply messy as they turned out to be - worked, and that in the case of Saddam...
  • Transforming Islam into acceptable forms for the west is the main neoconservative project

    01/21/2005 6:40:51 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 21 replies · 566+ views
    here: www.aljazeerah.info via Islamicity ^ | Al-Jazeerah, January 21, 2005 | By Abdus Sattar Ghazali
    Neoconservatives’ endeavors to create a market economy version of Islam – bereft of its basic tenets - got a boost recently when Reverend James Schall, Professor of government at Georgetown University and a Jesuit priest, vigorously defended their efforts. In an article entitled “When War Must Be the Answer” published in the December/January issue of Policy Review, Schall writes about “making Islam over into politically acceptable forms.” This is the main neoconservative project and Schall argues that this program can be defended because no one, including the churches, is willing to examine in a serious way the truth claims of...
  • Neo-cons accountable for their Iraq miscalculations (but neocons are piling on Rumsfeld)

    12/29/2004 10:55:20 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 9 replies · 481+ views
    knight ridder ^ | Dec 29 04 | Joseph Galloway
    WASHINGTON - The most curious turn of the worm this season is the attack by the neo-conservatives on Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for the failures in Iraq. It should be noted that until now Rumsfeld was the darling of that same bunch. He hired a batch of them as his most trusted aides and assistants in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Paul Wolfowitz as his undersecretary. Douglas Feith as his chief of planning. He installed the dean of the pack, Richard Perle, as chairman of the Defense Policy Board for a time. The doyenne and room mother...
  • American Neo-Conservatives Are Abusing the Spirit of Christ, Whose Real Essence Is in Islam

    12/27/2004 6:34:02 PM PST · by yatros from flatwater · 106 replies · 1,745+ views
    MEMRI ^ | December 24, 2004 | Memri
    12/24/2004 Clip No. 441 Rafsanjani in a Tehran University Friday Sermon: The American Neo-Conservatives Are Abusing the Spirit of Christ, Whose Real Essence Is in Islam The following are excerpts from a Friday sermon at Tehran University. The preacher is Ali-Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, head of the Iranian Expediency council: Rafsanjani: Regarding what is going on is the Christian World, one must distinguish between most of the people, who are deprived of rights, oppressed, the people of the Third World, and another part of the people – such as the Americans. The American Neo-Conservatives, who are, in fact, the Zionists of...