Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
We are fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here. Wasn't that the rationale?
From the article: WASHINGTON (AP) — al-Qaeda can be expected to attempt an attack on the United States in the next three to six months, senior U.S. intelligence officials told Congress.
The terrorist organization is deploying operatives to the United States to carry out new attacks from inside the country, including "clean" recruits with a negligible trail of terrorist contacts, CIA Director Leon Panetta said.
So I guess some of them are taking a break from fighting us over there so they can fight us over here.
Of course anyone who bought that line was capable of believing they hate us for our freedoms.
Now how many billions? trillions? has this brilliant strategy wasted. How many young men have been killed and maimed in the struggle?
Ah, but it has not been all a waste. Many chickenhawk journalistic careers have gotten a boost.