Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What has happened to Joe Klein

Look what he writes in his blog post titled "Surge Protection": "The notion that we could just waltz in and inject democracy into an extremely complicated, devout and ancient culture smacked--still smacks--of neocolonialist legerdemain. The fact that a great many Jewish neoconservatives--people like Joe Lieberman and the crowd over at Commentary--plumped for this war, and now for an even more foolish assault on Iran, raised the question of divided loyalties: using U.S. military power, U.S. lives and money, to make the world safe for Israel. And then there is the question--made manifest by the no-bid contracts offered U.S. oil companies by the Iraqis--of two oil executives, Bush and Cheney, securing a new source of business for their Texas buddies."

I am stunned. I first encountered Joe Klein when I read a biography he wrote about Woody Guthrie. I can't believe he would write about the "divided loyalties" of Joe Lieberman and "Jewish neoconservatives." Then he mixes it up with a little dose of oil executive conspiracies. Wow.

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