None of the Above
Which is the Neocons main goal?
1) Terrorize the American public into supporting ridiculously high military spending, unnecesary wars, and restrictions on personal freedoms?
2) Establish a new American Imperialism?
3) Drag the US into the Arab Israeli conflict on Israel's side, and spill American blood and spend American treasure fighting Israel's wars?
From time to time I get indications there are people who believe the main goal of neocons is item 1 or 2. I have long perceived, however, that the true main goal is to have the US embroiled in the Israeli-Arab dispute in the ME, and fight Israel's wars.
This passage from a Wikipedia article about Doug Feith a necon given the key position of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy in the Bush administration, illustrates the point well:
He was an outspoken skeptic of U.S.-Soviet détente and of the Oslo, Hebron and Wye Processes on Palestinian-Israeli peace. particular, he criticized the Oslo Accords and the Camp David peace agreement mediated by former President Carter between Egypt and Israel. In 1997, he published a lengthy article in Commentary, titled "A Strategy for Israel"
In 1998, Feith was one of a number of U.S. officials who signed an open letter to President Bill Clinton calling for the United States to oust Saddam Hussein.
Feith generally favors US support for Israel and has promoted US-Israeli cooperation. He was a member of the study group which authored a controversial report entitled A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm, a set of policy recommendations for the newly elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Feith also served on the board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), a think tank that promotes a military and strategic alliance between the United States and Israel.
Feith was one of 18 founding members of the organization One Jerusalem to oppose the Oslo peace agreement. Its purpose is "saving a united Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel." He is also Director of Foundation for Jewish Studies, which "offers in-depth study programs for the adult Washington Jewish community that cross denominational lines."
An unnamed Bush administration official said to reporters from Newsday that "Secretary of State Colin Powell complained directly to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld several days ago about Feith's policy shop conducting missions that countered US policy."
Feith was standing in for Rumsfeld at a 2003 interagency 'Principals' Meeting' debating the Middle East, and ended his remarks on behalf of the Pentagon. Then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice said, "Thanks Doug, but when we want the Israeli position we'll invite the ambassador."
Last edited by Iriemon; 01-08-09 at 08:36 AM.
Just a recent example from yesterday was the Fox story railing about the Palestinian supporter shouting to the pro-Israel supporters "go back to the overns," while reporting not a word about the Israel supporters with signs like "nuke Gaza".
They have not gone away and are still hard at work, as our resident mouthpiece Bkhad reminds us daily.
Last edited by Iriemon; 01-08-09 at 08:48 AM.
What is Catholicism's main goal: To Touch Boys, Collect Land, or Spread AIDS?
Oh, wait, "Catholicism" is not an animate object, so it can't have goals. Hmmm.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.