Monday, October 01, 2007

How the Neo-conservatives and the Pro-Israel Lobby influence foreign policy

An article on the UK Times Online by

For the most part, the Neo-conservatives always try to downplay their influence. In this case the meeting was essentially a secret meeting that never existed:

Karl Rove, who was still serving in the White House as Bush's deputy chief of staff, took notes. But the meeting, which lasted 45 minutes, was not logged on the president's schedule.

No one would ever have known about the meeting until Podhoretz publicly admitted or essentially bragged about it:

"I urged Bush to take action against the Iranian nuclear facilities and explained why I thought there was no alternative," said Podhoretz, 77, in an interview with The Sunday Times.

Times Online also tells us how the Neo-conservatives are already lining up to influence the next presidential administration:

... neoconservatives are helping to shape the foreign policy of Giuliani, the Republican frontrunner for the White House, who said in London recently that he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran.

Podhoretz has already explained his theory about Islamofascism to the former New York mayor. "He doesn't call it world war four, but I know he thinks it is," Podhoretz said.

This is pretty scary stuff. Life doesn't get much darker and more sinister. Nonetheless, most people remain blissfully unaware of what is going on or are merely callously or negligently indifferent.

-- Jack Krupansky


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