Guess who said this:
“Indeed, on putting down [neo-conservative strategist Richard] PerleÃs new book the thought recurs: the neoconservative moment may be over. For they are not only losing their hold on power, they are losing their grip on reality.
An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror opens on a note of hysteria. In the War on Terror, writes Perle, ‘There is no middle way for Americans: It is victory or holocaust.’ ‘What is new since 9/11 is the chilling realization that the terrorist threat we thought we had contained’ now menaces ‘our survival as a nation.’
Fear is what Perle and his co-author David Frum are peddling to stampede America into serial wars. Just such fear-mongering got us into Iraq, though, we have since discovered, Iraq had no hand in 9/11, no ties to al-Qaeda, no weapons of mass destruction, no nuclear program, and no plans to attack us. Iraq was never ‘the clear and present danger’ the authors insist she was.”
Clearly some whiny liberal afraid to step up and support America’s place as the world’s power-broker, right?
Click on the extended entry to find out who….
It was Pat Buchanan.
I haven’t read the rest of the essay, yet. I am still wondering if chihuahuas are about to fall from the sky and the seas are going to start coughing out flying reptiles, because Pat “the Iron Fist is the Right Fist” Buchanan and I actually agree on something.