Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Neocon Trojan Horse

Right near the top of my extensive laundry list of things I don't like about Willard is his former Bush neocon foreign policy advisers like Senor and Walrus Man. 17 out of his 24 foreign policy advisers are Bush neocon warmongers. That's 17 cells at Gitmo if it was up to me.

Robert Parry at Consortiumnews:

Exclusive: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did all he could in Monday’s debate to calm voters’ fears that he would revert to George W. Bush’s neocon foreign policy. But there was one telling slip-up when Romney signaled that his heart remains with the neocon plan to remake the Middle East, reports Robert Parry.

Though Romney’s goal in Monday’s foreign policy debate was to downplay his warlike neoconservative stands, his reference to the Syrian chaos as “an opportunity” suggests that his more moderate rhetoric is just another ploy to deceive voters and win the election, not a real abandonment of neocon strategies.

In that sense, the new “moderate Mitt” is less a sign of a neocon retreat from his earlier bellicosity than a Trojan Horse to be wheeled onto the White House grounds on Jan. 20, 2013, so the neocons can pour forth from its hollowed-out belly and regain full control of U.S. foreign policy.

So, the neocons don’t really mind that Romney has suddenly abandoned many of their cherished positions, such as extending the Afghan War beyond 2014 and returning U.S. troops to Iraq. The neocons understand the political need for Romney to calm independent voters who fear that he may be another George W. Bush.
Just more Romney lies.

The first key political obstacle was removed when the neocons helped engineer George W. Bush’s ascension to the presidency in Election 2000. However, the path was not fully cleared until al-Qaeda terrorists attacked New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, leaving behind a political climate across America for war and revenge.

But the dream hasn’t died. It just had to wait out four years of Barack Obama. In Campaign 2012, the neocons have returned to surround Mitt Romney, who like George W. Bush a decade ago has only a vague understanding of the world and is more than happy to cede the direction of U.S. foreign policy to the smart, confident and well-connected neocons.

The neocons also understand the need to manipulate the American people. In the 1980s, when I was covering Ronald Reagan’s Central American policies, I dealt with the neocons often and came to view them as expert manipulators whose view of democracy was that it was okay to trick the common folk into doing what was deemed necessary.

But the real opportunity for the neocons would come if the American voters, satisfied that Romney no longer appears to be the crazy war hawk of the Republican primaries, elect him on Nov. 6 and then celebrate his arrival next Jan. 20 by pushing a crude wooden horse through the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The neocons just about shot their wad with Bush and it was (and is) a disaster. They have one more chance with the skinwalker Romney. They better not get it or we're in even worse trouble.


Phil said...

People don't really understand just how dangerous these fucking psycopaths are because they stay out of the spotlight for the most part and do their necromancy under cover.

That's why they have "think tanks" to hide behind.
A little disinfecting sunlight on these sonsabitches would go a long ways towards enlightening the general public of the grand designs they have for world domination and the relationship of the Republican party as their work mules to get their agenda put into the legislative process.

Gordon said...

ALL the birthers, racists, haters, 'baggers, and general wingnut 'tards use the Repugs as mules. For their part, the Repugs are stump broke. Fuck 'em all.

merlallen said...

And after a couple of years, 17 firing squads.