The wicked witch of the west went out like this too

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My brother forwarded this Krauthammer piece from the Washington Post and commented: I love this part [re El Baradei]:

He has lived abroad for decades. He has less of a residency claim to Egypt than Rahm Emanuel has to Chicago. A man with no constituency allied with a highly organized and powerful political party is nothing but a mouthpiece and a figurehead, a useful idiot whom the Brotherhood will dispense with when it ceases to have need of a cosmopolitan frontman. 

Isn’t that pretty much the kind of guy the neocons had lined up to succeed Saddam?

Today he sent me this piece in the WSJ. Commenting on the fact that the Journal has Jay Solomon basically interviewing David Wurmser. The neocons are hunkering down; they still think the wider conversation we are calling for is one among themselves, not with an informed american public.

5 Responses

  1. pabelmont
    February 4, 2011, 10:42 am

    Hey, c’mon! democracy is up or grabs and these bozos are good at grabbing. It is their job. The way good looks, nice hair-dos, good clothes are for TV news-readers.

    They try to set the agenda, establish the major narratives, frame the issues, and invite the speakers, where balance is right-of-right-of-right-of center, moving centrish to right-of-right-of-center, and even sometimes to the extreme left: right-of-center.

    Dialog with an informed American public, my foot. For starters, find me — if you can — an informed American public.

  2. Sumud
    February 4, 2011, 12:08 pm
  3. piotr
    February 4, 2011, 12:58 pm

    There are many differences between El-Baradei and Ahmed Chalabi. Chalabi is not an idiot, but a highly intelligent crook (according to a Jordanian indictment). He is aligned with a pro-Iranian large political party and maintains a large house in Teheran. Apparently, El-Baradei lacks such useful foreign connections.

    The narrow question here is why Krauthammer is allow to roam at large given his lack of mental stability.

  4. DICKERSON3870
    February 4, 2011, 3:24 pm

    RE: “Isn’t that pretty much the kind of guy the neocons had lined up to succeed Saddam?” – Wauck
    MY COMMENT: Yes, but the neocons’ chutzpah ‘knows no bounds’!

  5. Chaos4700
    February 4, 2011, 4:12 pm

    That’s pretty rich coming from Krauthammer, considering he’s the stripe of Zionism who (like Witty has declared, openly. when I confronted him) considers himself a “Jewish” national first and an American citizen second. That makes Krauthammer the same exact sort of “useful idiot” he wishes to project upon El-Baradei — who lived abroad because he was exiled by an anti-democratic government.

    You know, a lot of us aren’t surprised that the neocon is shilling for the Egyptian dictator as readily, when push comes to shove, as the state of Israel. This was exactly what the right wing did for Sadam Hussein before Hussein decided to buck his bridle and actually responded in force after Israel bombed his nuclear reactor.

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