Not content with using their influence to start wars on behalf of the right-wing Zionist Israeli government, the US neoconservatives are now attempting to erode what’s left of American democracy by using their influence to impede Congressional due process.
William Kristol, ultra right-wing neoconservative editor of Rupert Murdoch’s The Weekly Standard, tells his readers: “Surely President Bush must realize that the Democratic Congress is not merely struggling with him over policy, or jousting for political advantage. The Democrats in Congress are trying to destroy his presidency.” Well, yes – that’s what the American people voted the Democrats in to do. Kristol goes on: “They are trying to cripple his ability to govern for the rest of his term.” Right again. “And they are not far from succeeding.” Well, if they do succeed, that’s good Kristol; what’s the problem? Democracy’s working!
But then Kristol displays his anti-democracy credentials. He asks: “Will Bush fight back?” Naturally, Kristol hopes he does. He tells the President that “…Attorney General Gonzales and Deputy Attorney General McNulty should go.” In fact Kristol says the President should “…get rid of them now,” and then “appoint strong conservatives to replace them.” Kristol then goes off the deep end and suggests that the President “…insist on their prompt confirmation.” Never mind that there should be any Congressional oversight in the matter.
But all this is just a warm up for what he’s really leading up to. He writes: “Senate judiciary chair Pat Leahy threatened last week to hold up any such confirmation until his committee had access to testimony from Karl Rove.” That’s right! Leahy has had the nerve in Kristol’s book to ‘threaten’ to get at the truth. Whatever next?
Well, according to Kristol, the next thing you know Leahy and his committee will be wanting to know is what else Karl Rove was getting up to with various departments of the government. Kristol recommends that Bush ignore the democratic process saying: “And if Leahy holds up confirmation hearings for the nominee for attorney general--if there is one--Bush needs to make his man acting attorney general in the meantime, rather than allowing Democrats to impede his ability to govern.” Kristol is demanding that Bush completely ignore the democratic process and dictate for himself who should be the nation’s attorney general. Kristol is demanding that the checks and balances that govern and oversee executive power be removed. He is demanding that the very tenets that are the cornerstone of American democracy not only be removed, but that Bush unilaterally appoint a right-wing attorney general without any referral to the democratic process and, to top it off, that Karl Rove should not be held accountable for any part he has played in of the actions that the Bush administration has taken since being in power.
And then, just to really show the world what he thinks of American democracy and what’s left of the American justice system, he demands that the President pardon I. ‘Scooter’ Libby!
William Kristol has finally made the step from lunatic warmongering neocon to dangerous fascist.