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  •  It also explains (0+ / 0-)

    Why they bothered to publish all the material they have. Because the secret part is not in the writings, but the part those writings play in the strategy to manipulate public discourse.

    -8.38, -4.97 "...there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii.

    by thingamabob on Sun May 28, 2006 at 09:32:23 PM PDT

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      that is where there elitism comes into play, that is where they consider themselves philospher kings in the Nicomachean Ethics mold, and where they hail Machiavelli.  It's about confining the areas of debate so that not spending gadzillions of money on the Pentgon and Homeland Security Department is not even considered.  

      Books are written hyping everything from anthrax to ebola to who knows what.  Or, the Soviets have this or that fantasy cabability that must be countered with these massive projects.

      In a sense, they know that Americans will question these priorities if they are not living in a constant fear of annihilation.  So, even if they aren't concerned about money, and just think America is vital to the world's well being, they still would be resorting to these distortion as the only way to maintain support for the expenditures required.

      It's pure cynicism, and it works.  

      Kagan coming out for the Dems is a perfect example of how his partisan writings were a mere mask.  It's what he presents to the world.  But, at base, he doesn't think as a partisan.  He's more strategic than that.  If the Dems run another DLC candidate that isn't staunchly against PNACism as it manifests itself in Iraq, and that candidate loses, then the party will move hard away from centrism, as so many of us have been advocating since at least November 2004.  He can't have that.  Because, one day the Dems will win, and that could really muck things up.   Jesus.  The Kossacks might take power.  

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