Justin Raimondo climbs out of his hole (no link love from me, anti-war boy) long enough to declare that neocons are trying to drive us into war with anyone/everyone.
If you are unfamiliar with what a jackass Raimondo is, he spends the first half of his essay quoting Chris Matthews and Dana Milbank, who were widely ridiculed by me and many others (Ruffini, Domenench, the Vodkapundit) for their particularly sloppy work and ridiculous insinuationas and ruminations regarding this issue. And they are the basis of Raimondo’s hysterical ramblings.
Chris Matthews is right that this administration is led by a bunch of “oil patch veterans” who have a “sense of entitlement” to the oil reserves of the Persian Gulf. He is also wise to the fact that a war on Iraq can only benefit Israel, and that the neocons are more than ready to sell American interests down the river if that is what Israel requires. It scares him that a cabal of ideologues who revel in the idea of waging World War IV has worked its way into the White House, and is being given the run of the place. As well it should.
The rest of the piece is an Eric Altermanesque attack on Jonah Goldberg, and of course, his mother, Lucianne. Apparently punk Raimondo, when not sneering over his cigarette, has nothing better to do than to hassle people on Lucianne’s message board.
Yawn. I think he is merely hit-whoring again, and I hope Jonah does not take the bait.