The Unbearable Brightness of the Neoconservatives, Part 1

Under this heading, from time to time I’m going to dig up some of the sage advice the neocons and their fellow travelers offered us as they pushed the country toward war in Iraq.

First at bat is David Wurmser, last said to be working as an adviser on the Middle East to Vice President Dick Cheney. In this passage, he mocks the argument that invading Iraq would cause chaos:

“We are gulled by erroneous assertions about the evils of Arab Shi’ism and by the oft-chanted mantra of the ‘danger’ of the breakup of Arab states that would follow the decentralization of power.” [From Tyranny’s Ally: America’s Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein]

Huh. Now what was that mantra? And who was gulled? More to come. The Unbearable Brightness of the Neoconservatives, Part 1