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Joe Klein Suggests Jewish Neocons Pushed Iraq War to ‘Make World Safe for Israel’

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Now Joe Klein has raised the issue of dual loyalty around the neoconservatives' motivation for "plump"ing for the Iraq war:

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. [emphasis mine]

Beautiful. A war to make the world safe for Israel. (Though I'd note that Klein needs to paste on the figleaf of the oil men having dual loyalty too. Dubious.) And note why Klein is saying this now: the overheated rhetoric re Iran. The realist view of the Israel/Palestine issue is coming inside.

Philip Weiss

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