Thursday, January 20, 2005

I think.....

.....that NewsMax must have missed this editorial when deciding what to put on their opinion pages. It sharply (and rightly) criticizes the Bush Administration for its handling of the war in Iraq, and more importantly, for its handling of its own members who had the gall to criticize the Administration. It calls the Administration a pack of liars and sycophants (citing Condi's sycophantishness as her prime qualification for being Bush's Secretary of State), and talks about what he sees as US plans to go into Iran next.

Turns out that this is this columnist's standard MO. In this editorial from the day before, he criticizes the neocon belief in American hegemony and domination as disastrous and unattainable, even in such a small corner of the world as Iraq.

This guy certainly would not be featured on NewsMax if he wasn't a conservative, so I can't help but think that he's a "paleoconservative," as they're titled in The Right Nation, by John Mickelthwait and Adrian Woolridge. They put Pat Buchanan in this category, and his sharp criticism of the Iraq war identifies him and his ilk, in my mind, with the fella who wrote these two editorials (Paul Craig Roberts).

But for the record, like I said, I'm pretty much astounded to see editorials so sharply blasting Bush on such a Teen Beat Bush Edition website as NewsMax.