Tuesday, March 01, 2005


Prior to the election, I wrote that the priorities of the Bush II administration were a far cry from the halcyon days of the much-touted Reagan administration, replacing old conservative values with a new "reality-free" approach (i.e., imaginary WMD, imaginary budgets) advanced by the ascendant neoconservative movement. The old guard has taken note, and at an increasing pace we hear from conservatives who are becoming more vociferous in their opposition to the current administration.

I was not too surprised, then, to come across a commentary in today's CounterPunch by Paul Craig Roberts, whose conservative credentials are impeccable: a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and Contributing Editor of National Review. His views of the Bush WH aren't too friendly:

A venal and self-important Washington establishment combined with a globalized corporate mentality have brought an end to America's rising living standards. America's days as a superpower are rapidly coming to an end. Isolated by the nationalistic unilateralism of the neoconservatives who control the Bush administration, the US can expect no sympathy or help from former allies and rising new powers.

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