Of all the arrogant asses in the Bush administration... of all the neocons who put their full faith and effort into dragging America down into the depths that it is in today... it is Richard Perle who stands above all others as the one who put his own neoconservative interests above what was good for this country. He is someone who will say anything, do anything (if he actually does anything) and step on anyone to forward his agenda. To me he epitomizes all that went wrong in the planning and execution for the last five years in foreign policy. His absolute arrogance and refusal to admit any wrong, looking directly in the face of all the mistakes he has made and/or championed, makes him principal fool of this millennium.
Why the media doesn't flush this man out and exposed his bleached white flesh to the light of reason I have no idea. His failed attempt to push Ahmed Chalibi into a presidency or prime minister position in Iraq and ultimately into the Oil Minister position stands as the ultimate act counter to the interests on this country as well as Iraq.
In his latest diatribe before the AIPAC conference he begins again the rhetoric of war upon the backs the soldiers of this country, their families as well as all taxpayers.
From Dana Milbank's article in the WaPo:
"Perle provoked cheers from the crowd when he favored a military raid on Iran, saying that 'if Iran is on the verge of a nuclear weapon, I think we will have no choice but to take decisive action.' When Harman said the 'best short-term option' is the U.N. Security Council, the crowd reacted with boos."
Where are his allegiances? What is his intent in stirring up even more the trouble in the Middle East? Under who's instructions is he acting? Who the hell is this guy?
Excellent post on Perle by Xymphora.
An excerpt assembling the following facts:
1. Perle is an integral part of the neocon crowd that actively lied to the American people about Saddam's supposed weapons of mass destruction, and thus has zero credibility.
2. Even if Iran had bombs, which it doesn't, they could only be used for defensive purposes, as nuclear retaliation would be fatal to the country.
3. The only nuclear power in the Middle East with dangerous bombs is none other than Israel, the country that Perle and AIPAC work for.
4. The reason we know about Iran's nuclear program is that Iran has allowed UN inspectors to inspect, something that Israel won't allow.
5. Any bombs Iran might ever have in the distant future could never pose any threat to the United States as Iran has no means to deliver them.
6. Since the Iranian nuclear program is spread out and hidden in anticipation of just the attack Perle is calling for, bombs wouldn't stop it.
7. Bombing will kill a lot of civilians, but will have no effect on dislodging the Iranian government, and will indeed strengthen the position of the hardliners in Iran.