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A couple of years ago, you could write the word "neocons" and very few people would know what the heck you were talking about. These days, however, it's a different story – thanks in large part to An editorial, dated April 30, 1999, described the neoconservatives as

"A sect that is small in numbers but hugely influential in the media and in Washington. The neoconservatives, or 'neocons,' have never amounted to more than a few dozen intellectuals and publicists, nearly all of whom seem to be newspaper columnists, magazine editors, and foundation officials."

Fanatically devoted to war, this bunch, we noted, is dangerous:

"The death of Communism did not even break their stride: they were on the job warmongering full-time weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, looking alternately at Islamic fundamentalism and the Chinese as potential stand-ins for the Kremlin."

We had some inkling, at the time, of the danger they posed – but was pretty much alone in pointing to it. For years, right up until 9/11, it was a pretty lonely crusade. Yet we continued to pound away at this theme, planting a "meme" the meaning and significance of which is, today, all too apparent.

A recent Wikipedia entry credits us with passing the following memes into general parlance: "Chickenhawk," "101st Fighting Keyboarders," and "laptop bombardiers." While we can't take credit for originating these concepts, it was that popularized these key phrases and made them a part of the vocabulary of the ongoing debate over the war and foreign policy issues in general.

We've accomplished a lot in the 10 years of our existence – yes, this December is our 10th anniversary. A decade of telling it like it is, and giving you the most up-to-the-minute news on the Internet. And now we're turning to you for the support we need to do our job.

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