Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Neocons: The Next Generation

















Sorry, but since no one is paying me to write a review of the new book by neocon-pisher Peter Beinart, I'm not going to read it. But I do recommend two excellent reviews of this crap, by Nicholas von Hoffman in The American Conservative and by Andrew Bachevich in The Nation. Enjoy!

And, hey, and too bad I missed this 2005 Festival of Ideas. The notion that "Festival" and "Ideas" associated with the two guys below:

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's how the debate probably went:

Goldberg:
Let's bomb everyone - we live in a post 9-11 world.

Beinart:

Don't bomb everone - We should only bomb countries that really deserve it - By the way - don't used the word "bomb" - it sounds harsh.

Golberg:
Liberals are so afraid of harsh words - that' all the more reason to bomb.

Beinart:
Stop it - you just as bad as Ann.

Goldberg:
Are you saying you don't want to bomb Iran?

Beinart:
No - I never said that. In fact, I am more in favor of bombing Iran that you are.

Goldberg:
No you're now - John Kennedy and Harry Truman both loved to invade countries - unlike you guys..

Beinart:
I told YOU - I am in favor of standing up to Iran. BUT - I don't want Bush to smirk when he talks!

Goldberg:
There you go again.....

Global Paradigms said...

Thanks! That sounded very authentic...

Anonymous said...

Beinart:
Wait a sec - back up. I never said I didn't want to bomb Iran. Never said that!

Goldberg:
Do you want to bomb Syria?

Beinart:
Maybe, maybe not - It's called Nuance - you should try it.

Goldberg:
I'm a Burkean intellectual = a strong and reliable as Nelson's column.

Beinart:
Nelson was conservative - I told that liberals, and only liberals, can win the war on terror - Oh, I did not say terruh, I said terror - because I am a liberal and I am intellectual - and I got a book advance equal to sixty of your speech fees.

Goldberg:
Sounds French.

Anonymous said...

Beinart:
Stop that!

Goldberg:
Stop what?

Beinart:
You're being unfair - calling me French, Don you know that I was one of the first to denouce ....

Goldberg:
Denounce is French word. Do you eat chees?

Beinart:
Francophobia is the anti-semitism of the Republican chucklehead.

Goldberg:
Reducto ad Hitlarum, as the Romans say - last refuge of the liberal Frenchified cheese eaters! By the way, Caeser kicked Gaul ass!

Beinart:
Let's get back to who we want to bomb - I mean liberate. I think we should use inclusive language and couple our military moves with increased funding for the arts..

Goldberg:
Sounds French.

Beinart:
Stop that - you are just as mean as Ann. Do you recall when we liberated the Serbs? Do you recall those days...???

Goldberg:
The French were helping the Serbs!

Beinart:
Stop it - okay, just leave me alone!

Anonymous said...

I could expand on this - but i don't want to hog your comments and I don't want to accidentally give either of them dialogue lines that might be too good.