IT WOULD BEHOOVE AMERICANS TO KNOW ABOUT NEOCONSERVATIVES IF THEY DO NOT KNOW ALREADY.
Neoconservative / Neocons
Fukuyama, a top neocon, has recently defected (2/9/2006), explaining that the hopelessly unrealistic neocon agenda has turned Iraq into a “base for jihadist terrorists, with plenty of American targets to shoot at.”
All political persuasions agree neocons are not conservatives. Irving Kristol, who accepts the title of neoconservatism’s “godfather,” has written that the neoconservative’s goal is:
“to convert the Republican party, and American conservatism in general, against their respective wills, into a new kind of conservative politics suitable to governing a modern democracy.”
Two conservatives, Halper and Clarke, in their recent book, America Alone, conclude:”Neoconservatives have taken American international relations on an unfortunate detour, veering away from the balanced, consensus-building … approach that has characterized traditional Republican internationalism … and acted more as a special interest focused on its particular agenda.”
neocon cliqueHow the neoconservatives maneuvered the US into the Iraq War: Neocons began promoting the Iraq “detour” in 1996 through a report explaining why Israel needed Saddam removed from power. Richard Perle delivered this report to Netanyahu, then the new Prime Minister of Israel. Perle later became a key advisor to Rumsfeld. Wurmser, another author, became Cheney’s advisor on Mid-East affairs, while a third author, Feith, was appointed second in command under Wolfowitz.
Conservatives vs. Neocons: What conservatives say about neocons and what neocons say about conservatives.
Neocons & Deceptions: Leo Strauss, the neocon “philosopher,” taught that the elite (the neocons) need to deceive the masses who cannot handle or benefit from the “truth.” Consequently neocons feel justified in hiding the real reasons for the war behind the WMD excuse or giving secret documents or technology to Israel, since they know better what is good for America.
A Neocon Who’s Who: Special emphasis on those in the Administration.
A Neocon Timeline: A few important events in the development of the neocon ideology and the strategy for the Iraq war.
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