More evidence that the neocon moment is over.
David Schenker has lately left his post as “the Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestinian affairs adviser in the office of the secretary of defense” (to become—of course—a senior fellow in Arab politics for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy). Penning an article in the Weekly Standard, Schenker now complains at length about his erstwhile bosses’ policy re Syria, and concludes:
George Ajjan, a Republican politician in New Jersey and a Syrian-American, first blogged this story. His interpretation:
Well, the neo-con plot was never realistic to begin with. As the Bush Administration’s policies, shaped by this misguided vision, continue to play out in the Middle East, we should definitely expect more such frustration expressed, and continued infighting from within the neo-con ranks.