No one dares confront the existential question of whether the United States and the world can continue to tolerate and accommodate the neoconservatives.
The neoconservatives arguably have damaged American national interests more than any group in modern history. They have done more harm than the marginal Communists pursued by Sen. Joe McCarthy in the 1950s, more than the Yippies of the 1960s, more than Richard Nixon’s Watergate burglars in the 1970s or the Iran-Contra conspirators in the 1980s.
The neocons have plunged the U.S. government into extraordinarily ill-considered wars wasting trillions of dollars, killing hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, and destabilizing large swaths of the planet including the Middle East, much of Africa and now Europe. Those costs include a swelling hatred against America and a deformed U.S. foreign policy elite that is no longer capable of formulating coherent strategies.
Phi Beta Iota: At the political level, and at the senior executive level, Washington is penetrated by three kinds of traitors: financial, religious, and ideological. Financial traitors discount the public treasury by 95% for personal gain. Religious and ideological traitors — agents of a foreign power — subvert US strategy, policy, acquisition, and operations in favor of those foreign powers and often for the personal gain of the individuals involved. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is not allowed to do its job — political treason is “off limits” to that controlled bureaucracy.