Það getur verið háskalegt að segja n-orðið opinberlega – eins og bókaútgáfan Skrudda hefur komist að. En það eru tvö n-orð… eins og Justin Raimondo, einn uppáhaldspistlahöfundurinn minn bendir á í­ flottri færslu um John Edwards:

Edwards has decided to take on the War Party. In a recent speech at the University of Iowa, he used the „n“-word. No, not that word, silly, this one:

„George Bush, Dick Cheney, and the neocon warmongers used 9/11 to start a war with Iraq and now they’re trying to use Iraq to start a war with Iran. And we have to stop them.“

Wow! Where do I sign up?

Edwards seems to understand what Obama doesn’t want to know: that politics is all about Good Guys versus Bad Guys, and you can’t have one without the other.

Who started this war? Who lied us into it? Who wants to escalate it and extend it to Iran? People know, by now, the answers to these questions, and they are up for hearing some real, down-home outrage directed at the Bad Guys, otherwise known as the neoconservatives.

Edwards has not only named them, but he gives us a capsule history of the great evil they have wrought:

„To understand exactly what the administration is trying to do with Iran, we need to go back to the beginning of the Bush administration and look at how they took us to war with Iraq.

„In the spring of 2002, the nation was struggling to recover from the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11. At the same time, a group of Bush administration neoconservatives, like Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz, were strategizing for ways to start a war with Iraq. And suddenly, instead of reacting to 9/11 by working to protect America from terrorists, they saw a political opportunity to promote their right-wing ideological agenda and demonize anyone who disagreed with them.“

Okay, so Edwards doesn’t really understand what a neocon is: he’s a politician, after all, not a political scientist. Of course Cheney isn’t a „neocon“ – in the same way a dog is not a flea. Cheney has neocons, however, just like man’s best friend is often beset by similar pests. The relationship is parasitic – or maybe symbiotic.


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