Nostalgia…ain’t what it used to be. — Peter De Vries, The Tents of Wickedness
You might have better luck discovering stray brain cells between Sarah Palin’s ears than finding anyone who longs for the previous decade.
These days, the only ones who seem to miss it are those peculiar political parasites known as American Neoconservatives (Kristolirving Scrotalitchus). The George W. Bush years were their Golden Age, for which they showered the rest of us with endless wars and mountains of debt.
As Iraq descends further into factional chaos and vengeful bloodshed, the abysmal failure of the neocons’ reign is more apparent than ever. A failure so blatantly self-evident, it is proper to think we should never hear from them again – dismissed as forgotten relics of a distant age we call the early 21st century.
Proper to think that, but wrong.
Possessing a perverse contempt for reality and a deep loathing of logic, the neocons are back — and the media has unflinchingly welcomed them home. Those of us with even the faintest sense of history are appalled.
Former puppet master-in-chief Dick Cheney made big headlines this week when he penned a horrifically wretched Wall Street Journal editorial about the Iraq crisis, laying blame for the debacle completely at President Obama’s feet.
Emboldened by the crisis, the neocons have emerged like cockroaches scurrying when the light flicks on, making the rounds on Fox News and other friendly outlets. Cheney, decked out in a comically ill-fitting cowboy hat, was especially adept at vomiting buckets of lies from his snarling maw. Since these are people who make shamelessness an art, it came as no surprise his appearances were actually plugs to promote a new 501(c)4 con game called The Alliance for a Stronger America. Its co-founder is dutiful daughter Liz, touring with him on television, both able to live out their wasted lives sucking on the Astroturf welfare teat.
Unrepentant sleazes, like Paul Wolfowitz and William (Bil) Kristol, have joined Cheney on the huckster circuit — and now we all suffer them anew. They have joined the chorus of blame and are singing in perfect harmony — although the melodies are as awful as we remember.
It is important we remember, no matter how hard it may be, because their agenda relies on amnesia. For those of us with long memories, it is not going to work. We know this, because they have been, and always will be, wrong about everything.
For those whose memories may need prodding, here are a few reminders:
- Their wrongness has crowded veterans’ cemeteries with fresh white granite headstones numbered in the untold thousands.
- Their wrongness has maimed even more veterans, often irrevocably, through lost limbs and untreated post-traumatic stress.
- Their wrongness has deprived these wounded veterans adequate care and the resources needed to make their lives resembling something whole again.
- Their wrongness has killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians, of every age and circumstance, who are forever missed by their loved ones.
- Their wrongness drips blood red ink in the nation’s ledgers, reaching into the trillions of dollars.
- Their wrongness is certified by a disgraceful media — only to sell some vain and delusional notion of fairness.
- Their wrongness has real shape, form and density.
- Their wrongness has remained a constant, throughout this young century, and it is hardly begging for a fond look backward.
Nostalgia for neocons was never what it used to be.
More from AATTP on neocons:
- This Epic Beatdown of Despicable Chickenhawk William Kristol is Sublime!
- Stephen Colbert CRUSHES Treasonous GOP ‘Iraq Pack’ War Criminals Who Were Wrong About Everything! (Video)
- FLASHBACK: That Time When Dick Cheney Wanted to Keep Saddam Hussein in Power (Video)
- Treasonous War Criminals Paul Wolfowitz and Scooter Libby to Teach an Iraq War Decision-Making Class
- War Criminal Dick Cheney Went on Fox News and Was Curb-Checked by Megyn Kelly (Video)