Tuesday, September 08, 2009

From the People Who Brought Us the Iraq War.

It's from the same people who brought us the war with Iraq, so what can possibly go wrong?

A group of neo-cons - in their new guise as the more modest sounding Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) - have sent an open letter to Obama asking that he “fully resource” the war in Afghanistan. These are mostly the same people who used to identify themselves as The Project For a New American Century; the same people who wrote to Clinton demanding that he remove Saddam Hussein from power using U.S. diplomatic, political, and military power.

The names of those who have signed are all familiar enough, with the exciting addition of that well known foreign policy guru, Sarah Palin:

Steve Biegun, Max Boot, Debra Burlingame, Eliot A. Cohen, Ryan C. Crocker, Thomas Donnelly, Eric Edelman, William S. Edgerly, Jamie M. Fly, David Frum, Abe Greenwald, John Hannah, Pete Hegseth, Margaret Hoover, Thomas Joscelyn, Frederick W. Kagan, Robert Kagan, William Kristol, Tod Lindberg, Herbert London, Clifford May, Robert C. McFarlane, Joshua Muravchik, Sarah Palin, Keith Pavlischek, Beverly Perlson, Danielle Pletka, John Podhoretz, Stephen Rademaker, Karl Rove, Jennifer Rubin, Randy Scheunemann, Gary Schmitt, Dan Senor, Marc Thiessen, Peter Wehner, Kenneth Weinstein, and Christian Whiton.
When you see signatories like Kagan, Kristol, Rove and Palin, you know that the document, however innocuous it may sound, is probably toxic; which is why so very few of their liberal cousins have bothered to sign the letter, despite Obama's open commitment to Afghanistan.

The truth is that when nutters like Kristol and Palin start congratulating you on your foreign policy, it would only be sane to start questioning what you might have overlooked.

If I was Obama I would have read this letter and shit myself. "If they agree, just where am I going wrong?", I would have thought.

And, as always, the mere sight of Kristol's signature would make me wonder just where bombing Iran featured in all of this.

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