Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The neocons behind Palin
The DT reports:
Comments by the governor of Alaska in her first television interview, in which she said Nato may have to go to war with Russia and took a tough line on Iran's nuclear programme, were the result of two weeks of briefings by neoconservatives.
Sources in the McCain camp, the Republican Party and Washington think tanks say Mrs Palin was identified as a potential future leader of the neoconservative cause in June 2007. That was when the annual summer cruise organised by the right-of-centre Weekly Standard magazine docked in Juneau, the Alaskan state capital, and the pundits on board took tea with Governor Palin.
Her case as John McCain's running mate was later advanced vociferously by William Kristol, the magazine's editor, who is widely seen as one of the founding fathers of American neoconservative thought - including the robust approach to foreign policy which spurred American intervention in Iraq.
The McCain-Palin ticket is being promoted as the ticket for 'Change'. In fact, its the 'No Change' ticket, offering a continuation of the disastrous policies of Cheney and Bush. If you really do want more neocon wars of aggression, you know who to vote for.
PS. I think it's time that Michael Palin dropped the drag routine, don't you? It was funny at the Republican convention, but now its wearing a bit thin.