No sooner are we told for the umpteenth time Bush has swept a gob of neocons out of his administration, we get word that Condi the Destroyer has picked PNAC forever war fanatic Eliot Cohen out of a line-up to serve as her “counselor, a key trouble-shooting role in US diplomacy,” according to AFP.
Cohen is known as “the most influential neocon in academe” and came up with the lovely term “World War Four” all on his lonesome, although former CIA director James Woolsey is fond of using the term to scare small children and women with weak constitutions, as well as Muslims and Arabs who are afraid the “fucking crazies” will invade their countries and take out their electrical grids, water treatment plants, hospitals, etc.
“From his perch as a professor of national security studies at John Hopkins University (SAIS), Cohen refers to the war against terrorism by a chilling name: World War IV (citing the Cold War as WWIII),” writes Ahmad Faruqui. “He claims America is on the good side in this war, just like it has been in all prior world wars; and the enemy is militant Islam, not some abstract concept of ‘terrorism.’”
Tom Casey, State Department spokesman, described Cohen as a “distinguished scholar, a very important military historian and expert on US defense policies,” that is, in regard to the latter, Cohen is considered an “expert” at killing people who make the mistake of associating with or living within shrapnel distance of “militant” Muslims.
SourceWatch notes Cohen “is believed to be a member of the Council on Foreign Relations” and a member the Aspen Strategy Group, part of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, an “international nonprofit organization” (NGO) and “international forum” (for one-worlders) funded by the usual globalist suspects, including the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Ford Foundation, and associated with the British-based Tavistock Institute for Human Relations, that is so long as such “relations” produce stepfordized humans.
In other words, there is little difference between the stark raving criminally insane neocons and their more staid, although just as murderous, neoliberal brethren.
It is interesting, in a perverse sort of way, that Condi would pick as her “counselor,” or have picked for her, the guy who coined the term “World War Four,” a “war”—sort of the same way shooting fish in a barrel might be considered a “war”—to be waged specifically against the Muslim world. Condi apparently cannot be trusted when it comes to making sure the State Department is on cue, especially with the all-important shock and awe of Iran campaign deadline closing in.