Monday, August 25, 2008

Neo-cons pushing for WWIII

This is just frightening. Cernig keeps an eye on the foreign press where they still remember their mission is to inform and discovers Robert Kagan is abroad and pitching the neocon's latest fixation. The good news is they've apparently decided that Iran is not our number one enemy anymore. The bad news -- well -- I'll let Cernig tell you.
That's basically an admission from Kagan that a McCain foreign policy would consist entirely of looking for reasons to fight with Russia and China.

The neocons finally have their wet dream. No longer do they have to hype up a bunch of ragtag misfits hanging out in Pakistan's wilds or an "existential threat" from Iran that is anything but. They've got an enemy worthy of their ideology, their notion that America shows itself best when in a war for its very existence. They want to take on the two largest rival military powers in the world, both at once. And they don't want to do it by diplomacy, containment or any of that other pantywaist stuff. Oh no - they're want to use "hard power' - that's a euphemism for war, folks - and they believe McCain is just the angry old duffer they can lead by the nose into providing it.

"Scary" doesn't even begin to describe it. Completely batshit insane would be better. In case anyone doesn't remember, the era of nineteenth-century great power rivalry led directly to the Great War and WW2, the first of which began over a tiny incident that lit the fuse on the powderkeg. How comforting is it to know that, under a McCain presidency, the neocons would actively go looking for a new spark?
I'd say the answer to that is, not comforting at all. I don't know how it could be any more clear that the real danger to our national security isn't terrorists, it's the neo-cons like Kagan.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've discussed world power and war with my adult, Chinese students. For the most part, they just sit there with a confident smile at the thought of America taking on China.

I remember Ho Chi Minh saying that, even if we killed ten of his men for every one of ours that was killed, he would still win. With China there is little doubt that the same would hold true and the result would be the same.

If Americans allow ANY administration to take the leash off of THAT pit bull, they're dumber than I thought.

8:08:00 PM  

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