This piece in the New York Times by Edward Luttwak is a classic piece of racist neocon propaganda that demonstrates how close the neocons are to being in a state of blind panic over the likely outcome of the up-coming Presidential election.
Increasingly, as it seems more and more likely that Hilary Clinton is not going to get up with the Democrat nomination, the neocons have been concentrating massive amounts of their propaganda energies in trying to deride Barack Obama rather than in trying to promote their man, John McCain, signifying that even the neocons are starting to think that McCain is a lost cause.
Luttwak attempts to paint Obama with what Luttwak thinks is the kiss of death in US Presidential politics; connections to Islam – despite Obama having no connections to Islam. Luttwak’s attempt is transparent. Perhaps the attention of Americans should be turned to Luttwak himself rather than Obama.
Perhaps if readers knew that Edward Luttwak is, and has been for years, a committed neoconservative, warmonger itching to get the US to bomb Iran, and ultra right-wing Zionist whose interests and loyalties are focussed more toward Israel than they are to America, then they might read Luttwak’s comments about Obama from an entirely different perspective; one which emphasises Luttwak’s own agenda rather than what he’s trying to con the American people into thinking about Obama’s non-existent ulterior motives.
Meanwhile, over at the neocon comic Weekly Standard, anti-Obama propaganda has reached fever pitch. Neocon writer Stanley Kurtz pens a hit piece that tries to show Obama up as someone who knew exactly what Preacher Wright’s views were. Kurtz desperately and presumptuously writes: “Barack Obama must have long been aware of his pastor's political radicalism,” and; “It seems inconceivable that, in 20 years, Obama would never have picked up a copy of Trumpet.” Kurtz’s ravings are purely guesswork and have no foundation whatsoever.
Neocons are getting desperate. They know they are about to lose their grip on power – and with their powerbase gone, Israeli influence over the Middle East diminishes substantially.
Something is going to have to give. Let’s hope that sanity will prevail.