Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The neocons, on the other hand, see the campaign for what it is, an attempt to invade & conquer Lebanon. But as usual, they're not satisfied with that level of aggression.
Hardline neo-conservatives, such as former Defense Policy Board chairman Richard Perle and his colleagues at the American Enterprise Institute, have called for Washington to encourage Israel to carry its war against Hezbollah into Syria - presumably to persuade it to cut off Hezbollah and even, if possible, to realize a long-held dream of theirs - to overthrow Assad's Ba'athist regime. end quote.
Cooperation? Is that really the goal here? I don't think so. I think aggression is the first line of action in the minds of the Bush Regime and always will be. That is, until the American people cease to desire a place in these games of morbid profit.
I think Perle et al are clearer about what's really happening, and our government's part in it: which is, 1. nourishing the invaders, 2. discouraging compassion for the moribund nation of Lebanon, and 3. ignoring the UN totally. It's the neocon prescription again: attack, attack, hold, subdue, and make sure 1. the lines of refugees and the starving are long enough, 2. the lists of the wounded are long enough, and finally, 3. make sure the pile of corpses is high enough, to elicit the beaming esteem of enemies labeled too barbarous for any other interaction.