Thursday, March 30, 2006

Cockblocking Iran, Courtesy Of Our "Friends," The Neo-cons

Here's an interesting article, courtesy of the Asia Times:

The George W Bush administration failed to enter into negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program in May 2003 because neo-conservatives who advocated destabilization and regime change were able to block any serious diplomatic engagement with Tehran, according to former administration officials.

The same neo-conservative veto power also prevented the administration from adopting any official policy statement on Iran, those same officials said. Lawrence Wilkerson, then chief of staff to secretary of state Colin Powell, said the failure to adopt a formal Iran policy in 2002-03 was the result of obstruction by a "secret cabal" of neo-conservatives in the administration, led by Vice President Dick Cheney.

Not that it matters. This is truly a teflon Presidency. Nothing sticks. Accountability is a meaningless, hollow word.

11 Comments:

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Ah, the famous "secret cabal."

Just a quick question: How many times does a "secret cabal" have to be alleged before it no longer is considered "secret"?

The love life of Britney Spears is more secret than this cabal.

 
At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Gato Negro said...

You're right, they aren't secret at all:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNAC

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Ask Skull and Bones, they'd know the answer to that one.

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Am I the only one here that gets creeped out by the references to the "secret cabal" of mostly jewish "Neo-Cons" trying to take over the world?

I mean, I know it's bad form to liken activity to the Nazis, but wasn't that sort of their raison d'etre.

Is no one else creeped out by this?

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

I'm more creeped out by the fact that, whatever their religious beliefs, they're doing shit that's actively AGAINST the interests of the United States.

Honestly, it isn't as if Christians aren't accused daily of trying to bring about their secret world-order (Sometimes by me).

What's important is that a group of people in our government potentially submarined an effort at peace, which is now creating all sorts of future problems.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Respectfully, the article reads like a paranoid propoganda piece for Al Qaeda and/or David Duke.

Additionally, I'm still amazed that there's someone who actually believes that Iran is interested in "peace." Color me surprised.

Do liberals really believe this stuff?

 
At 3:50 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

And even if we do take over the world, you know I'll hook you up.

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

So, I take it then that no one's creeped out about the paranoid conspiracy theories about the "Neocons" (apparently loosely defined or undefined altogether) subverting American interests for whatever interests we know not (but should assume are nefarious)? Should we guess as to what their interests would be? World domination? Random unassociated evil?

Am I missing something or I did I take the wrong pill?

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Well, money and power are usually pretty reliable interests. Who said anythign about evil?

It's not "just" the loosely-defined Neo-Cons that make power grab. It's a lot of people in government. And in this case, it isn't a loosely-defined group at all. It's a group of people, including Dick Cheney, who Powell's former aide can apparently, in part, identify.

I remain partially convinced that the goal of Middle Eastern intervention has far less to do with the spreading of democracy, and far more to do with the consolidation of desired interests. Governments have been doing this for Millenia. Why is it strange to think that we may be doing it as well? And why is it so bewildering to consider such things?

And is Dick Cheney jewish? Because he's the only Neo identified by name, as far as I can tell.

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Dick Cheney was Bar Mitzva'd last week. Richard Cheneystein is his new name.

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Will comment at length about the nefarious neo-cons.

 

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