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Neocon architect: I'm out!

February 27, 2006 9:04 PM

One of the signers of the infamous PNAC document calling for a U.S. invasion of Iraq -- essentially the neocon magna carta -- just completely disowned the entire thing. Wow.

Francis Fukuyama: the doctrine "is now in shambles" and has "evolved into something I no longer support."

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Read the 3 comments.

Mike of the Great White North:

As much as i might find some small joy in the fact that he 'disowned' the whole thing, the man does not own up to the fact that HE had a central role in crafting this stupid vision, nor does he 'disown' the firm belief of democracy through a gun barrel. He simply believes that they went about it the wrong way!

Justin pretty much rips him apart appropriatly (along with the rest of the neofools) here:

Tue Feb 28 2006 12:32 PM


Mr. Fukuyama said:

"Radical Islamism is a by-product of modernisation itself, arising from the loss of identity that accompanies the transition to a modern, pluralist society. More democracy will mean more alienation, radicalisation and - yes, unfortunately - terrorism."

Yet more ivory tower theories. This guy just doesn't know when to call it quits. Democracy is the cause of radicalism and terrorism. Somebody please hand this guy a clue-meter.

Thu Mar 2 2006 1:32 AM

Tom from Madison:

It's sad how little the story of the Bin Laden family gets told in the American press. Osama Bin Laden was recruited by the US to start a Jihad agains the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

Is it really a shock that the monster mercenary turned against his original employer? Calling this a "by product of modernisation itself" is a gross mis-statement of history.

...How can the relationship between Bush and the Bin Laden's continue to get such scant coverage? The words "Conflict of Interest" come to mind.

Fri Mar 3 2006 4:51 PM

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