VS. THE CULT OF WAR
been taken over by a cult."
did we get into this endless war in the Middle East? After
all, Saddam had no connection to the 9/11 hijackers, had
no "weapons of mass destruction," and was no threat
to us so why are we in Iraq? In a talk given late last
year, Hersh said:
or nine neoconservatives have somehow grabbed the government.
Just how and why and how they did it so efficiently, will
have to wait for much later historians and better documentation
than we have now, but they managed to overcome the bureaucracy
and the Congress, and the press, with the greatest of ease."
you look at
the tape of Hersh's talk (click on the video program
for July 7 and scroll forward), you hear the slightly bewildered,
incredulous tone as if he can't quite believe that "eight
or nine neoconservatives" really did manage
to pull off the most audacious coup d'etat in history.
did they do it and, by the way, who are these neoconservatives,
you've been reading Antiwar.com for the past couple of years,
you know the answers to these questions. We've been following
this story since our inception in 1995
and our regular readers know how the vanguard of
the War Party seized the ship of state and steered a course
straight for Iraq in the wake of the worst terrorist attack
in American history.
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