Neocons turn on Bush over Iraq war

By | November 4, 2006

Neocons turn on Bush over Iraq warCannibalism is the last stage of resource depletion. Now the locust-like neo-conservatives have begun to eat their own leader.

“Richard Perle and Kenneth Adelman, who were both Pentagon advisers before the war; Michael Rubin, a former senior official in the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans; and David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter, were among the neoconservatives who recanted to Vanity Fair magazine in an article that could influence Tuesday’s battle for control of Congress. The Iraq war has been the dominant issue in the election.”

Perle, a member of the influential Defence Policy Board that advised the Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, in the run-up to the war, is as outspoken in denouncing the conduct of the war as he was once bullish on the invasion. He blamed “dysfunction” in the Bush administration for the present quagmire.

“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,” Perle told Vanity Fair, according to early excerpts of the article. “At the end of the day, you have to hold the president responsible.”

Asked if he would still have pushed for war knowing what he knows now, Perle, a leading hawk in the Reagan administration, said: “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.'” – mgcoza

Before the war started, I was one of 36 MILLION people around the world tried to tell you PNAC neocons that war was a mistake. We marched in the streets, we made signs for you to read, we yelled, “NO WAR!” For that, you called us traitors. Richard Perle, now you say we were right?!? Now, after so many innocent people have died horribly!? After the US Constitution has been shredded in the name of paranoia? I can’t take it any more. Get these crazy criminals out of office TODAY! Out! OUT! Impeach them, then bring them to trial for 9/11. And Perle, there WERE no WMDs for Saddam to give to terrorists. I’ve read that the justification for invading Iraq came from torturing Iban al Shakh al Libby in a secret CIA prison in Bagram until he falsely confessed to a lie that matched the neocon fantasy of fear.

Perle is still confused by the way. I don’t think Delphic means psychic as he intended. It actually means obscure or ambiguous.

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