27 March 2004

The empire strikes back

Lefties like me have been keeping an eye on the Project for a New American Century, a right-wing organization which appears to be driving our current foreign policy of militarization and pre-emptive attacks on geopolitical rivals. As in ''axis of evil,'' as in Iraq.

These are folks who say the US should ''fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major-theater wars'' just to show we can. Not funny.

On the other hand, Atrios is kind enough to point out the Project for the New American Empire, which is funny.

The Project for the New American Empire is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American hegemony is good both for America and for America; that such hegemony requires military dominance, diplomatic stonewalling and commitment to corporate principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for American interests being the most interesting interests there are.

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