Looking at our apparent drift to war with Iran, I wondered if the real US Cabinet driving foreign policy was composed of Black Manta, Zod, Great Cthulhu and Lenin. Really, we just have Darth Cheney. And the reality is that the pro-war commentariat is getting crazier by the day. The cognitive dissonance must be pushing them over the edge, judging by one of their latest heroes.
One of the truly wacky sites out there is the Northeast Intelligence Network. After looking at it, you can be forgiven if you think it is a parody site. They even play out an old Chris Rock routine. Chemical spill? Must be the Muslims! Hold up on the border? The people who say no to pork! My checks are bouncing? Bet it's the Sunnis (sorry, that presumes they understand there are intra-Islamic issues.) Anyway, the site is playing up the latest star of Goebbels radio.....Murdoch from the A-Team. Has to be a joke, yes? No. It's like the right wants to out-crazy the left. I see your Cindy Sheehan and I raise you a member of the silliest TV program of the 1980s. Wasn't it supposed to be a flaw of the anti-war side that Hollywood types were on that side?
I realize there are smart people (a few left anyway) defending the Bush administration's foreign policy. The NIN fools are about as smart as you are after five absinthes and three hits from the bong. Check this quote:
Discussing our handling of the situation in Iraq, Mr. Schultz (Murdoch) offered this well-reasoned analysis :"We are doing precisely what our enemies want us to do, and the more we do what our enemies want to do, the more emboldened they are going to become and the closer we are going to come to the homeland attack – the big one. And that’s my great fear. And its not fear mongering…it’s reality."