Saturday, January 06, 2007 of the Realists::By Dean Barnett of the Realists::By Dean Barnett: "THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE gives you a perfect sense of the mush-minded pabulum that has traditionally passed for “realism” among Scowroft and his ilk. Scowcroft calls his piece, “Getting the Middle East Back on Our Side.”

What a glorious conceit that title implies: When the putative grown-ups like Scowcroft were running things, the Middle East collectively adored us. It was only when youthful rabble-rousers like Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz seized the helm of the ship of state that things went awry."

1 comment:

terrye said...

Yes, conceit is the word and hubris and arrogance and stupidity. If the ME was on our side, why did the Islamists start chanting Death to America?

These people need to look at the chronology events if nothing else.