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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Is the Project for a New American Century Dead?

Today, I ran across this report, Rise and Demise of the "New American Century" by Tom Barry, and while climbing 40 feet in the air to perform the mundane tasks of painting and subsequent brush cleaning, I thought to myself, Finally!
By 2005 PNAC began to fade from the political landscape, and though the website is still functioning, it has been dormant since late that year. But the neoconservatives, together with their Religious Right and military-industrial complex allies, remain prominent actors in shaping the directions of U.S. foreign and military policy--some within government and others from a wide array of neocon-led think tanks, front groups, and policy institutes.

Now that the xenophobic, arrogant, yet anchor NeoCon tenet, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), has been proven fallacious - not only by common sense but by the utter failure of our actions in the Middle East and SW Asia - they boast, Goal Accomplished and Cut and Run becomes the new order of the day as they attempt to protect their pathetic, self-interested political careers.

On Tom Paine, Barry writes:
Although it remains far from clear that the 21st century will be a “new American century,” PNAC’s organizers can rightly claim that the Bush administration largely adopted its neoconservative agenda for foreign policy. PNAC, organized in 1997 by Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, set forth a list of priorities immediately after 9/11 for the “war on terrorism”—including a close antiterrorism alliance with Israel, taking out Hezbollah, wiping out the Palestinian intifada and regime change in Iraq, Iran and Syria.

And what a successful foreign policy it has turned out to be.
The convictions of a cabal of stone-thowing eight-year-olds.

Damned Idiots.


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