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Neocons: "Invade Iran. Then everyone will see how smart we are."

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This is just getting more pathetic by the hour.

When Grover Norquist, the wacko who compared raising the taxes of the wealthy to the morality behind the Holocaust, has abandoned the fraudulent ship of state isn't it time for it to look into the mirror (or, as I spouted recently in a fit of anger, "walk into the mirror")?

Vanity Fair, via ThinkProgress notes that Norquist is alarmed by the Iran talk:

"Everything the advocates of war said would happen hasn’t happened," says the president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, an influential conservative who backed the Iraq invasion. "And all the things the critics said would happen have happened. [The president’s neoconservative advisers] are effectively saying, 'Invade Iran. Then everyone will see how smart we are.' But after you’ve lost x number of times at the roulette wheel, do you double-down?"

Now, whether Norquist is just worried that a third disastrous war will require a tax increase or whether he's concerned about the nation is up for grabs, but...

TP goes on to note that plans are being drawn up for a strike against Iran (something I suspect is always going on), but they also mention that "Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi said, 'I’ve heard from sources at the Pentagon that their impression is that the White House has made a decision that war is going to happen.'"

The White House may have made its decision but, as Terry Gross pointed out to Grover Norquist in the same interview mentioned above, this nation is run by "we, the people." Just because the White House is set doesn't mean it's a done deal...

Joshua adds ...

Don't forget, Ev, that Norquist is actually in league with the Islamofascists, tied together by a grand plot to turn the White House into a hot-bed of radical Wahabbism. That, according to even nuttier wingnuts (hard to believe, I know) like Frank Gaffney and Michelle Malkin.

Evan responds ...

Riiiiiiiiiiight. My fault for even sugGESTing that the man who held Wednesday meetings that always featured a White House aide would ever matter...

Evan Derkacz is an AlterNet editor. He writes and edits PEEK, the blog of blogs.

 
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