Monday, June 4, 2007
Robert Kagan's Vision
It's been a day now, but getting neocon war whore Robert Kagan's Sunday op-ed excretion washed off takes time and effort. From his comfy office at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (wha?), Kagan surveyed the Iraq landscape from far away and discerned that it's al Qaeda that's causing all the problems, not the sectarian camps themselves. Therefore, we should stay the course with the surge and beyond, and not give in to the Islamofacisto terrists (who wouldn't even be a factor in Iraq had we not invaded it at the urging of neocons like Kagan). Then the same day, seeming to spoil Kagan's insights, along comes a report from Terry McCarthy in Baghdad that says,
"Sunni insurgents have been blowing up Shiite shrines, and Shiite militiamen have responded by attacking Sunnis leaving mosques."
No mention of al Qaeda in the entire report. Not. A. Word. But then, McCarthy's actually there in Iraq, and can't see the forest for the trees. Kagan sees the "big picture" of course, and isn't restrained by such bothersome things as details, and, you know, facts. He also has a war to promote and justify, from a distance of course. (Photo: Kagan researching his next op-ed piece)