Sunday, January 30, 2011

The New Meme for Neocons

I find it amusing, but hardly surprising, that the new neocon meme is that the American foreign policy objective of promoting democracy in the Middle East espoused during the Bush administration and epitomized by the invasion of Iraq is now resulting in the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. Aside from adjusting past events to conveniently constructed facts, this is patently absurd.  No one expected the change in Tunisia. No one expected the events in Egypt. Neither is tied to anything the US did or did not do.

It is not only the height of vanity to believe this, but profoundly stupid. However, that will not prevent the meme from spreading in the US and result in acceptance by a substanital component of a credulous public which thrives on Faux News, perpetual war and belief in fantasy.

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