Elliott Abrams: The Neocons’ Favorite Neocon
Unless you closely followed the Iran-Contra scandal twenty years ago, Elliott Abrams probably isn’t a household name. But he’s been a rightwing warmongering influence on our government for a long time. To paraphrase a song title: Still a Douchebag After All These Years.
While other neocon thinktankers are repenting and dropping like flies, Abrams is still staying the course. He’s the number two person at the National Security Council, and he’s still tirelessly promoting American dominion over the rest of the world.
Abrams initially got his influence by marrying into a prominent rightwing family, and using his new family connections very effectively. A San Francisco Examiner columnist used to call him Little Elliott.
Wanna hear a hilarious euphemism? This is one for the records. The Bush Administration has wreaked havoc all over the Middle East, spent hundreds of billions of dollars, killed hundreds of thousands of people and alienated everybody in the world except Israel. And what are the neocons calling this? The “Democracy Movement.”