Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Project For An Even Newer American Century

From Digby:
The Iraq supergroup reunion

by digby

If you weren't skeptical about intervention in Syria before, this should make you think twice:
Dear Mr. President:

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has once again violated your red line, using chemical weapons to kill as many as 1,400 people in the suburbs of Damascus. You have said that large-scale use of chemical weapons in Syria would implicate “core national interests,” including “making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies [and] our bases in the region.” The world—including Iran, North Korea, and other potential aggressors who seek or possess weapons of mass of destruction—is now watching to see how you respond.


Ammar Abdulhamid
Elliott Abrams
Dr. Fouad Ajami
Dr. Michael Auslin
Gary Bauer
Paul Berman
Max Boot
Ellen Bork
Ambassador L. Paul Bremer
Matthew R. J. Brodsky
Dr. Eliot A. Cohen
Senator Norm Coleman
Ambassador William Courtney
Seth Cropsey
James S. Denton
Paula A. DeSutter
Larry Diamond
Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky
Thomas Donnelly
Dr. Michael Doran
Mark Dubowitz
Dr. Colin Dueck
Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt
Ambassador Eric S. Edelman
Reuel Marc Gerecht
Abe Greenwald
Christopher J. Griffin
John P. Hannah
Bruce Pitcairn Jackson
Ash Jain
Dr. Kenneth Jensen
Allison Johnson
Dr. Robert G. Joseph
Dr. Robert Kagan
Lawrence F. Kaplan
Jamie Kirchick
Irina Krasovskaya
Dr. William Kristol
Bernard-Henri Levy
Dr. Robert J. Lieber
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
Tod Lindberg
Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken
Dr. Michael Makovsky
Ann Marlowe
Dr. Clifford D. May
Dr. Alan Mendoza
Dr. Joshua Muravchik
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Martin Peretz
Danielle Pletka
Dr. David Pollock
Arch Puddington
Karl Rove
Randy Scheunemann
Dan Senor
Ambassador John Shattuck
Lee Smith
Henry D. Sokolski
James Traub
Ambassador Mark D. Wallace
Michael Weiss
Leon Wieseltier
Khawla Yusuf
Robert Zarate
Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

I'm not sure why Ken Adelman and Frank Gaffney aren't on board, but perhaps they're pushing for a full scale invasion...


Anonymous said...

What could go wrong.

-- Nonny Mouse

Anonymous said...

Talk about a band that nobody wanted to see stage a reunion tour.
How about for once, we let the next door neighbors sort one out?

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe there's a real human being named "Arch Puddington".

Cirze said...


They're getting the band back together.

And looking for the pig!

(But they're all pigs so it's hard to differentiate.)

Loved it in the movie "Red,"


Anonymous said...


Retired Patriot said...

At least by signing their names, they make it easier to indict later.

Oh yeah. We're looking forward these days...


Jon H said...

Clifford May doesn't have a PhD.

Somebody's inflating his credentials.

Coldtype said...

This neatly sums up our political situation here in the US and should put to rest the myth of oppositional parties facing off against one another with competing agendas. Note that the newer American Century participants not only include some of the same chicken hawks from the older version pushing for regime change in Iraq, but this crew can expect a receptive ear from the Obama administration along with a similar outcome: aggressive war and regime change, both at variance with international law.

Just the change we were all hoping for.

JM Hall said...

And if we do get involved in Syria and an American dies: Damascazi!

Anonymous said...

The only person that list is missing is Dick Cheney.

-- Nonny Mouse

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Bill Kristol??

Even Obama has got to laugh at that. What, ol' Always-Wrong couldn't even get Sarah Palin to sign?