Attacking our allies

Referring to the Bush proposal to bomb Al Jazeera, insomnia_lj asks: "What kind of an idiot would call for an attack on our ally Qatar?"

One of the Project for a New American Century neocons, Frank Gaffney Jr., of course; 6 months before Bush brought the proposal to the table to discuss with Tony Blair.

insomnia_lj continues: "[Gaffney] served as Reagan's former Undersecretary for Defense, is the President of the influential neocon Center for Security Policy... and apparently serves an advisor to the Pentagon. He called for al-Jazeera to "be taken off the air, one way or another" six months before Bush's meeting with Blair, and clearly had the connections needed to put policy into action within the Bush administration."

Any questions as to who fashions our astonishingly successful foreign policy? (Metafilter)

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