Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Return of the Neocons

As HS pointed out in his recent piece about Ivo Daalder, the Neocons, PNAC pundits and administration puppet masters are unlikely to be satisfied with fading away quietly into the obscurity (or jail cells) that they so richly deserve.

It is not enough that they were the creators of this dark period in American History-- which we have not yet even begun to recover from, but now they want to rewrite that history and paint themselves as heroes, white knights, soldiers for god and the American dream.

This from the Washington Independent;

Now, the Rumsfeld team is starting to fight back. Rumsfeld recently announced that he is writing his memoirs, while Feith's account, "War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism," came out this spring.

In a series of lengthy interviews over several weeks, Feith explicitly stated that his objective in writing his book was to start the process of altering the accepted history of the Iraq war, to adjust the Rumsfeld team's place in history. He wants to change the narrative - before it is too late.

Feith sees his book as nothing less than the opening salvo in what he and many of his allies hope will be a major and prolonged campaign by Bush administration hawks to develop a new school of revisionist history of the early 21st century, in which they will be heroes, rather than the villains. They see this fight for historical dominance as the last battle of the war in Iraq.--James Risen
In good news for the reality based community, these folks were unable to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqis so I think it unlikely that they will be more successful on the home front. Still it is important that we make sure whenever these war criminals show their heads we do all we can to remind the world the part they played as architects of the Bush War on the American people, the Iraqis and the world.