Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Neocons in History - Black Eye for the New Century, So Far

I've been casting about to compose a post on the erstwhile Department of State's (DoS) "Future of Iraq" project, and I came across this reasonably well-known tidbit from the pages of neocon History. To be sure, it is to their credit that, unlike the White House's website on Saddam's "Apparatus of Lies" (painfully ironic in retrospect), they are brave enough to continue to show their history:

Such uncertainty will, by itself, have a seriously destabilizing effect on the entire Middle East. ...

In the near term, this means a willingness to undertake military action as diplomacy is clearly failing. ...

Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater.

Letter to President W. J. Clinton, January, 1998 - signed by:

Elliott AbramsRichard L. ArmitageWilliam J. Bennett
Jeffrey BergnerJohn BoltonPaula Dobriansky
Francis FukuyamaRobert KaganZalmay Khalilzad
William KristolRichard PerlePeter W. Rodman
Donald RumsfeldWilliam Schneider, Jr.Vin Weber
Paul WolfowitzR. James WoolseyRobert B. Zoellick

(shading = appointee of President G. W. Bush, some still "serving")

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