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The Neocons Never Rest

For over a decade prior to the invasion of Iraq, a small group of ideologues – the neoconservatives – agitated ceaselessly for war. They wrote articles, they signed open letters (that appeared as expensive advertisements in U.S. newspapers), and they infiltrated the top echelons of the U.S. foreign policy apparatus, bringing their agenda with them.

They lied us into war – and their lying propaganda didn't come cheap. Millions of dollars were pumped into their war chest by the armaments industry, Big Oil, and foreign lobbyists. They inundated the country with their propaganda, commandeered the cowering "mainstream" media, and relentlessly pushed us into the Iraqi abyss.

They smear anyone who opposes their agenda, they relentlessly crush any sign of dissent in academia, they lobby for the imposition of draconian surveillance measures such as those encoded in the misnamed "PATRIOT" Act. has done a lot to expose the key role played by the neocons in ginning up this war. As Andrew J. Bacevich recently noted, "neoconservative" has become a term of abuse – and this Web site deserves a lot of the credit for that. We've long made a special point of underscoring their catalytic role in embroiling the U.S. in wars, and if the neocons are now complaining about the ubiquity of the epithet – well, then, we've done our job.

Now, you've got to do your job. This Web site didn't just spring out of the air. It is the work of dedicated professionals who work long hours to give you the best news and analysis of what's up with the world. It takes money to run this Web site, and if we don't get some soon, you're going to make the neocons very happy – because won't be here anymore.

That's right. The War Party will be throwing their hats in the air, and with good reason: their nemesis will be out of business, and they'll still be around, plotting and scheming to drag us into yet more wars. Not a very pretty picture, is it?

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