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December 05, 2006

Bleak Times for Neo Cons - Bleak Times for Freedom

Posted by Watlington

Donald Rumsfeld gone. Now John Bolton. The Bush Administration weak and divided - unable to face down the Democrat onslaught. "Establishmentarian" Republicans like James Baker seemingly getting the upper hand in deciding Iraq policy.

In Lebanon, Hezbollah, backed by Syria and Iran continues its attempted coup d'etat. Israel, weakened following the Lebanon war and the ineptitude of the Kadima Coalition. President Ahmadinejad, stronger than ever, racing ahead with Iran's nuclear programme. The West's response - at best leaderless, at worst pusillanimous.

In Russia, President Putin's authoritarianism grows by the day and the FSB/KGB's writ runs large. In Sudan murder flourishes as the United Nation fails yet again to deal with mass genocide. President Mugabe celebrates another year in power in Zimbabwe. In Europe, nations - built on principles of liberty under the rule of law - allow Islamic extremism to grow and permeate. Challenges to free speech are not met robustly. Community cohesiveness in these societies is at breaking point.

The new totalitarians sense victory and the Brown-Red alliance (Islamo-Fascists and the Far-Left) seems stronger than ever. As always, the liberal intelligentsia occupies the role of "useful idiots" and laps up any anti-Americanism on offer.

These are indeed bleak times for those who believe in liberty, who understand the need for intervention to deal with mass genocide and who reject old style appeasement at any price. Will John McCain ride to the rescue by winning the Republican nomination for President?

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Bleak times for freedom – yes. But what have the Neo-Cons done to help? They were taken on board by a president who, like Muqtada Al-Sadr among others, is only there because of whom his dad used to be, and who seems to think that war is like a glorified version of Cowboys-and-Indians. And for a continental-size country, their outlook is deplorably insular, and they have no understanding of what makes their enemies tick. Worst of all, Cheney seems to be a Crassus-like figure who regarded an eastern excursion as a means of acquiring more wealth and power, since the post-invasion plans for Iraq seem to have been focussed on highly lucrative “reconstruction” projects rather than actually running the country.

The Democrats twice handed America over to this administration through pandering to those whose programme could be called one of “affirmative abortion”. Will they keep flogging this one, or pull back a bit, at the next election? It is at election time that I am glad not to be American, since one is there faced with a choice between Scylla and Charybdis.

Posted by: Robert H. Olley at December 6, 2006 08:49 PM
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