and this from Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan notes that the danger doesn’t end with Bush’s brain…but the bigger brains of neocons, who like Bush, find it impossible to learn from their mistakes or assume responsibility for this fine mess. Here’s just the summary part of his recent column…follow the link at the end to read the whole thing.

… Conspicuous by its absence from disparagements of the president by these deserters from his camp and cause is any sense that they were themselves wrong. That they, who accuse everyone else of cutting and running, are themselves cutting and running. That they are themselves but a typical cluster of think-tank incompetents.

No neocon concedes that the very idea itself of launching an unprovoked war against a country in the heart of the Arab world — one that had not attacked us, did not threaten us and did not want war with us — might not be wildly welcomed by the “liberated.” No neocon has yet conceded that Bismarck may have been right when he warned, “Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.”

“Huge mistakes were made,” says Perle, “and I want to be very clear on this: They were not made by neoconservatives. … I’m getting damn tired of being described as an architect of the war.”

Almost all the neoconservatives have now departed the seats of power in the Bush administration and retreated to their sinecures at Washington think tanks, to plot the next war — on Iran.

Meanwhile, brave young Americans, the true idealists and the casualties of the neocons’ war, come home in caskets, 20 a week, to Dover and, at Walter Reed, learn to walk again on steel legs.

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3 thoughts on “and this from Pat Buchanan

  1. descartes_rock says:

    Yes, but Iran is actually a serious threat to the world. Something has got to be done about Iran. They are this close to having a nuke, and they are bent on domination of the middle east and annihilation of Israel. Even the other middle-eastern countries who are equally bent on the destruction of Israel are afraid of Iran. It is a scary, scary country.

    1. lsaboe says:

      the last time we tinkered around with Iran, we ended up with the Ayatollah. And then, there’s the question that if we attack (unprovoked) another Muslim country in the area, we just might appear to be starting a religious war.
      Also, given our incredible incompetence in Iraq, do you really have confidence in our ability to accomplish…what exactly in Iran? We go there, we will basically throw the cart, the horse, the farm and all the livestock into something we are totally incapable of wining, given the present administration and general instability of the entire region.
      Also also, we do that and nobody is gonna believe we’re not trying to take over the region for the oil. Not even us.
      Iran is scary. The United States is scarier.

      1. descartes_rock says:

        So what do we do with Iran? Because basically, with Iran on the course it’s on now, it is pretty certain that there is going to be a nuclear war in the middle east. They’ve said as much. If that happens, the world as we know it is gone.
        I think that while the world’s been focusing on Iraq, Afghanistan and North Korea, the Iranians have been quietly working towards the next world war, and except for some policy wonks, nobody is really paying attention. Iran is potentially months away from nuclear capability, and their stated policy towards Israel is its elimination.
        I really don’t have the answer either, but watching and waiting seems to be a recipe for disaster. I wish I knew — or at least that somebody had a good idea!

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