The crisis in Iraq is once again bringing American television viewers ugly images of war’s inhumanity to their screens.
Namely, the return of the neocons who formed the Iraq War’s original media drum line. Exploiting September 11 and lingering fears of terrorism, hucksters like Bill Kristol took to the air in 2002, selling the spectre of WMD’s. A compliant media provided an unquestioning platform, and here we are again.
Deploying their unique brand of utter shamelessness, Bush-era cronies like Karl Rove have taken to the political roundtable programs, completely dismissing their shared responsibility for the long-term failures of Iraq. Now that they have been freed from under their rocks, they are not content to confine themselves to Fox News or network television’s Sunday morning softball sessions.
Courtesy of the Hertog Foundation’s Advanced Institutes, we can now enjoy the spectacle of Iraq War architect Paul Wolfowitz and convicted felon Scooter Libby teach an online course about the war. Since any sense of self-awareness or dignity does not exist with neocons, the class is titled “The Iraq War: A Study in Decision-Making”.
Considering the sponsor of the class and its choice of instructors, it is likely the decision-making process will not be examined critically, honestly, or logically. It is the equivalent of letting Hannibal Lecter teach a class on the merits of Haute cuisine. It should be avoided, unless you have an appetite for the squeamish and grotesque.
h/t: Daily Kos