I now believe there is a major revolt afoot in the land of the free and the home of the brave and this article is the latest in a long line and is the clearest and bluntest expression of that sea change to date.
There was a time not too long ago when words such as these would dare not be uttered, and censorship and punishment would be swift and complete. The author of this piece is Michael Scheuer. His bio is here
He is a retired 22 year CIA employee and the author of Imperial Hubris, which is, in my opinion, one of the best books outlining the disaster of the neocon foreign policy and its antecedents.
This sea change began with the publication of Walt and Mearsheimer’s The Israel Lobby and it has continually picked up more steam ever since.
The best blog that I know of that is chronicling (and cheerleading) this change on a daily basis is written by a liberal Jew, Phillip Weiss and found here
Over the last month I have increasing seen the Neocons referred to, in many forums, as “fifth columnists”. This is extraordinarily pejorative.
In times of imperial and economic collapse scapegoats are sought, but in this case the actual criminals are well known and available to be brought to justice.
Every time I think that this is as far as it will go, it goes a little further.