Wednesday, March 25, 2009


What? The Project for a New American Century. PNAC. You remember, the late 1990s manifesto that called for the removal of Saddam Hussein and a few short years later its principals were achieving their dream, although when they wrote it, 9/11 hadn't happened yet. Life is strange that way.

So fast forward about 10 years and we see Bush loyalist Pete Wehner working in a mention of

an important and necessary new organization, The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI),

Head to the FPI website and the principals turn out to be Robert Kagan, William Kristol, and Dan Senor -- a more Iraq 2003-connected roster you'd be hard pressed to find. FPI is set up to get tax-deductible contributions, so it can't engage in partisan activities, but an outfit this close to George Bush is going to need scrutiny. Perhaps Joe Lieberman is giving them bipartisan cover, and impressively, they have an Irish politics expert on staff -- it's good for Ireland to provide a diversion for what would otherwise seem like a neocon project.

But make no mistake: this is the Project for a New American Decade. We know how well it's predecessor worked out.

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