Monday, May 28, 2007

The messy ways of power

Via Wot Is It Good 4, a really good analysis by Sidney Blumenthal of the “Kremlin-like politics of the Bush transition” and how the various actors took their positions.  None of the big names of the Bush Administration wanted the positions they eventually ended up with, and most of the re-arranging was as a result of Cheney’s need for absolute power.  As it happened, Wolfowitz got the key position where he could bring his neocon friends into the Pentagon to lie and scheme the United States into attacking Iraq.  The mainstream ultra-conspiracy theorists like Chomsky who glibly tell us that everything that happens follows the desires of the American Establishment miss the details of the messy ways in which power works in the real world.