Friday, December 16, 2011

Will Iraq Debacle Prevent Iran War?

Robert Parry. Worth a read.

Neoconservatives are livid over President Obama’s declaration that the Iraq War is over, fearing that its disastrous outcome will undercut plans for a new war with Iran. But Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says, if elected, he stands ready to join Israel in invading Iran,

I don't think we have to worry about Neut, but we have to watch the fucking neocons like a hawk.

But the Iraq debacle, now given a stamp of finality by Obama’s removal of the last U.S. combat troops, threatens to solidify among many Americans a recognition that they were “had” by the neocons, that the Iraq War was a terrible mistake that shouldn’t be repeated again.

So, the neocons must move quickly to change that perception, by asserting that the war had actually been “won” by Bush but that Obama “lost” it. That way, Americans won’t close the door on the next neocon adventure, a war with Iran.

We can only hope our press learned their lesson from the terrible way they mishandled themselves in the run-up to Iraq and will counter neocon lies with facts, maybe even some truth this time. They say they have, but...

IMNSHO, neocons are like Nazis - kill them where they stand.


Fixer said...

We can only hope our press learned their lesson ...

Have big sense of humor, Weedhopper.

Gordon said...

Many members of the 4th estate claim they have learned their lesson. I'll believe it when I see it on a regular basis. Haven't yet.

Theo said...

After focusing non-stop on Gary Condit and the missing intern immediately prior to 9/11, the press claimed they learned a lesson back then. The lesson was short-lived.