Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Chalk another one up for the neocons

Philip Zelikow, the prominent aide to Condoleezza Rice who advocated:

  1. Bush Administration efforts in achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace (and worse, connecting such peace to American success in Iraq);
  2. closing secret CIA prisons;
  3. negotiating with the North Koreans; and
  4. talking to Iran;

has, needless to say, been forced to resign (or saw the writing on the wall, and decided to quit).  Zelikow, who also was the only prominent Bush Administration official to point out the stunningly obvious fact that the attack on Iraq was done for Israel (or here), marred his otherwise stellar record with his involvement in the 9/11 cover-up commission.   

I raise this in case you thought the neocons were finished.  On the contrary, with total control of Congress – something they never had in the first six years of Bush’s reign – they are now more powerful than ever.