Podhoretz and his readers:
Podhoretz' comments in the wake of the NIE report:
I entertain an even darker suspicion. It is that the intelligence community, which has for some years now been leaking material calculated to undermine George W. Bush, is doing it again. This time the purpose is to head off the possibility that the President may order air strikes on the Iranian nuclear installations.
What is interesting is the first comment
appended to Podhoretz' post: (emp add)
David Thomson Says:Very dangerous
December 3rd, 2007 at 7:26 pm
It is my gut impression that the NIE is staffed by “elites” who graduated from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and other so-called universities of distinction. These people are very dangerous. A very high percentage of them, maybe even the majority, embrace a deceitful pacifism. They are utopians that believe on a subconscious level, if not even consciously, military action almost always causes more harm than good. This is especially true if those who threaten America possess dark skin. In that case, they are victims of our alleged imperialist policies. Everything will work out fine if we were only nicer to them. These folks would feel quite comfortable with the 1933 Oxford Union resolution declaring, “This House would under no circumstances fight for its King and country.”
elites who won't stand up to dark-skinned Hitlers!
Wow these people are so crazy.
I'd like to flag this from the comment you posted. The commenter writes disapprovingly of these CIA people: "They are utopians that believe on a subconscious level, if not even consciously, military action almost always causes more harm than good. "
The writer obviously believes that military action usually causes more good than harm. How could one assess that empirically? It's a bedrock belief of these lunatics.
No matter the question, for them war is the answer.
These are Rudy Giuliani's base, I'd bet.
Those elites probably also believe in evolution, and maybe that those dusky types might have a few rights. See how wrong that is?
Wouldn't want to have any facts, logic, and rational thought intrude on your rush to Armageddon.