Neoconservatives have the president’s ear, but they also have lots of baggage. To stay relevant, they must admit mistakes, embrace public diplomacy, and start making the case for bombing Iran.(emphasis added.) You read that right: the neocons have driven this country into the greatest foreign policy disaster in its history, leading to untold thousands of civilian deaths, thousands of U.S. casualties that continue to mount daily, and worldwide hatred and scorn for the U.S., all without making anyone any safer; in short, neocon theories and ideology have been shown to be utterly, dangerously, false and worthless, so to fix things . . . let's bomb Iran! In case you didn't quite get it the first time, Muravchik fills you in on a little "reality":
Make no mistake, President Bush will need to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities before leaving office.Yup, it's a done deal! We're bombing Iran. Just a matter of how and when, and how to tamp down the inevitable whining and effete European protesting that will accompany the already decided-upon deed. (For good measure, he throws in an endorsement for Lieberman for the 2008 Republican ticket.)
Just how stupid do the neocons think Americans are?
See skewering of Muravchik's "Operation Comeback" at Matt Yglesias and Brad Delong.