Neo-Con Richard Perle Ditches Iraq
Have you ever seen a Neo-Con in person? I’m not talking about the legions of cowardly sheep who follow this President, and who think that giving up our freedom in the name of feeling safe is somehow a manly thing to do. No, I’m talking about a member of the original gang of weasels who brought us to this place in history. Well, I have. I was once in a hallway and Richard Perle walked by.
There are few people who I wouldn’t shake hands with - I may not make a scene about it, but I’d stay at least 6 feet in distance so the opportunity wouldn’t come up. Richard Perle is in that category. I consider him an arch criminal - a man whose twisted schemes have cost lives in the hundreds of thousands, and suffering that will go on till the last American vet from Iraq passes away 80 years from now. So I stayed 6 feet off to the side and watched as this cretin slithered past.
You know he looks the part? He does. I mean this is a sickly looking man with ghastly white skin and dead eyes. The poison in his soul has clearly seeped to the surface, and his terrible viscous deeds hang over him like a bad smell.
By the way, it is popular in some circles to suggest that Richard Perle is doing the bidding of Israel - using our foreign policy to enhance Israel’s security in the region. I’ve even heard that the Lebanon model of maximum damage and suffering is what is really going on in Iraq. That is a theory, you know. That the insurgency is getting some help from unlikely places.
The thing to remember is that you can’t lump a country or the FBI or the U.S. military into one position or another. Richard Perle is not doing the bidding of Israel. He is working with the Neo-Cons in Israel. That’s the difference, and there’s a huge peace movement in Israel that is every bit as appalled as anyone here by what’s happened in the Middle East. So, save your knee-jerk reactions: I’m not anti-Jew. I’m anti-Neo-Con.
Hmm, let's see how the Neo-Con plan is going these days. Wow, not all that great. In fact, it's clearly time for the chicken-hawk manipulators who got us into Iraq to start scurrying for cover. How about Richard Perle? Guess what this slippery bastard is saying now? He’s abandoned the Iraq War and blamed the failure of his plan on poor execution by President Bush. In a Vanity Fair article he states, "The decisions did not get made that should have been. They didn't get made in a timely fashion, and the differences were argued out endlessly.… At the end of the day, you have to hold the president responsible."
Would he do it again, knowing what he knows now? "I think if I had been delphic, and had seen where we are today, and people had said, 'Should we go into Iraq?,' I think now I probably would have said, 'No, let's consider other strategies for dealing with the thing that concerns us most, which is Saddam supplying weapons of mass destruction to terrorists.'"
Quite a man, huh? Tell all those grieving parents of a fallen soldier that one of the Neo-Cons who dreamt up this Bush doctrine, is now trying to scrape it off his shoe. Sorry, the plan that got your son’s limbs blown off? It turns out it was a bad idea. Yet, the blame doesn’t rest solely with the Neo-Cons. As the movie, "Natural Born Killers" points out, you can’t be mad at a snake for being a snake.
The blame also falls on these shrinking numbers of Bush supporters who sold out American ideals in a macho rush to support this despicable gang of armchair thugs. It’s you - the phony patriots of the right wing - who’ve done the most harm to this country. Sure, Richard Perle will go down in history as one of the worst sinister creeps ever to hijack a country’s foreign policy for their own craven ends. But the right wing Republicans in power now and their devout followers, actually may end up destroying much more. They’ve helped destroy the greatness of America. It is these right wing conservatives who will share the Neo-Con guilt and be forever stained with blood from the war in Iraq.