Another Neocon Rants About Iran

From Another Day in the Empire

Grover Norquist: Iran Shock and Awe on Tap
Thursday February 08th 2007, 7:48 pm

It’s strange to be vindicated by Grover Norquist, a neocon flunky connected to the American Enterprise Institute, where Bush gets his criminal “minds,” and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In regard to the Iraq invasion and occupation, Norquist declares: “Everything the advocates of war said would happen hasn’t happened. And all the things the critics said would happen have happened.”

Please excuse my fat head. Instead, let us consider other, more portentous items of interest the “conservative” Norquist has said as of late. Bush’s neocons, or rather the neocons that run Bush, are “effectively saying, ‘Invade Iran. Then everyone will see how smart we are.’ But after you’ve lost x number of times at the roulette wheel, do you double-down?”

I’m not sure what sort of game Norquist is playing here, as he can’t be that stupid. Invasions and mass murder campaigns have nothing to do with a roulette wheel, or “winning” what a fence post understands cannot be won. Instead, it has everything to do with killing Arabs and Muslim, wrecking their countries, breaking said countries up into chunks for later micromanagement, as people set against each other along ethnic and religious lines cannot possibly hope to come together and defeat the invader. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who now warns us of the calamity to come in Iran, said it best: “the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.”

Lately, a lot of squawking over the obvious has emerged, warning us of an Iraq repeat in Iran. Some of us knew about this the day after Bush delivered his now infamous “axis of evil” speech—or that is his neocon handlers and speechwriters (in this case, David Frum) sketched out their plan for “axis of evil” demonization, with Iran figuring prominently.

Read it here.

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