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Neoconservative Hypocrisy

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Listened to Laura Ingraham recently. She was interviewing neoconservative Robert Kagan. The topic: Russia vs. Georgia. The verdict: Russia acted irresponsibly for having given the diplomatic middle finger to the West; Putin has little to no regard for the opinion of the international community; and Russia forced the poor Ossetians to side with them.

This is only run-of-the-mill reporting in the US. Too bad it’s piss-poor reporting. It falls within the silly category of being “true except where it is false.”

First, for Kagan to make remarks such as these is beyond outrageous. Kagan is the co-founder of Project for the New American Century (PNAC) and has been a staunch interventionist for years. He supported Bush deciding to invade and occupy Iraq, considering the opinion of the international community to be of little or no concern in regards to how America dictates her foreign policy. In fact, he sees this as a sign of strength in an executive. As if it couldn’t get any more hypocritical, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a contributor to the Weekly Standard, and a foreign policy advisor to John McCain. One would think, were Kagan to be consistent, that he would praise Putin & Co. for their move, having displayed (were US reporting of the situation to be correct) the style of maverick and muscle-bound foreign policy he has advocated and championed for years. His condemnation, then, is curious indeed.

For the truth on the Russia-Georgia-Ossetia debacle, watch this video by SouthernAvenger.


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