Category Archives: neocons

With Newt, You Get Armageddon

By Emilia 1956 So Newt Gingrich is the current GOP front-runner. A lot of people on the Right and some on the Left laud him as an intellectual. He’s not, really. A Doctor of Philosophy degree doesn’t make you an … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP nomination, Authoritarianism, John Bolton, neocons, Newt Gingrich | 1 Comment

Kristol Quoted

An exercise in surrealism via ThinkProgress: WALLACE: Bill, you certainly are an expert in this area. The two leading candidates seem to be the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and the original prime minister [Ayad] Allawi. From the U.S. point … Continue reading

Posted in Faux Noise Channel, Faux Noise™, neocons, Willam Kristol, wingnutosphere | 4 Comments

Afghanistan Delusions

A new Senate report states the obvious: WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist … Continue reading

Posted in 11-Dimensional Chess, Afghanistan, neocons, Obama's Afghanistan Policy, Osama bin Laden, war on terror | Leave a comment

WSJ Gives Obama Some Slack On Afghanistan

The Wall Street Journal gets it right: (A)llegations of widespread vote fraud in the Afghan balloting have revived long-held skepticism within Mr. Obama’s national-security team — including the increasingly influential Vice President Joe Biden — about Mr. Karzai’s role, convincing … Continue reading

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Neocons Applying Pressure

Jim Geraghty at National Review Online needs to know two things: (1) Digby is a sweetheart and a fantastic writer, but she’s not “liberal bloggers.” That term includes myself, who was all in favor of expanded operations in Afghanistan six … Continue reading

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Hillary Laughs at Bolton

Hillary Clinton demonstrates the appropriate response to any and all neocon nincompoopery: More of the same, please. Neocons need to be laughed off the set of every cable network and op-ed page. They’ve been nothing but wrong about absolutely everything.

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Divide and Conquer

From Global Post: KABUL — Moderate leaders of the Taliban say they have quietly and steadily made progress in third-party talks between the active Taliban insurgency and representatives of the Afghan and U.S. governments. Two Taliban leaders — who held … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, neocons, Pakistan, Taliban, war on terror | 3 Comments

Neocons Returned to the Fight

Fascinating reading in the WaPo today: President Obama’s plans to expeditiously determine the fates of about 245 terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and quickly close the military prison there were set back last week when incoming legal and … Continue reading

Posted in guantanamo, karl rove, neocons, torture | 1 Comment