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Neo-Cons, Fundies, Feddies, and Con-Artists

by Francis A. Boyle

It is now a matter of public record that immediately after the terrible
tragedy of 11 September 2001, U.S. Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld and his
pro-Israeli "Neoconservative" Deputy Paul Wolfowitz began to plot, plan,
scheme and conspire to wage a war of aggression against Iraq by manipulating
the tragic events of September 11th in order to provide a pretext for doing
so.1 Of course Iraq had nothing at all to do with September 11th or
supporting Al-Qaeda . But that made no difference to Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz,
their Undersecretary of War Douglas Feith, Undersecretary of State John
Bolton, and the numerous other pro-Israeli Neo-Cons inhabiting the Bush Jr.
administration.

These pro-Israeli Neo-Cons had been schooled in the
Machiavellian/Nietzschean theories of Professor Leo Strauss who taught
political philosophy at the University of Chicago in its Department of
Political Science. The best exposé of Strauss's pernicious theories on law,
politics, government, for elitism, and against democracy can be found in two
scholarly books by the Canadian Professor of Political Philosophy Shadia B.
Drury.2 I entered the University of Chicago in September of 1968 shortly
after Strauss had retired. But I was trained in Chicago's Political Science
Department by Strauss's foremost protégé, co-author, and later literary
executor Joseph Cropsey. Based upon my personal experience as an alumnus of
Chicago's Political Science Department (A.B., 1971, in Political Science), I
concur completely with Professor Drury's devastating critique of Strauss. I
also agree with her penetrating analysis of the degradation of the American
political process that has been inflicted by Chicago's Straussian Neo-Con
cabal.3

The University of Chicago routinely trained me and innumerable other
students to become ruthless and unprincipled Machiavellians. That is
precisely why so many neophyte Neo-Con students gravitated towards the
University of Chicago or towards Chicago Alumni at other universities. Years
later, the University of Chicago became the "brains" behind the Bush Jr.
Empire and his Ashcroft Police State. Attorney General John Ashcroft
received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1967. Many of his
lawyers at the Bush Jr. Department of Injustice are members of the
right-wing, racist, bigoted, reactionary, and totalitarian Federalist
Society (aka "Feddies"),4 which originated in part at the University of
Chicago. Feddies wrote the USA Patriot Act (USAPA) I and the draft for USAPA
II, which constitute the blueprint for establishing an American Police
State.5 Meanwhile, the Department of Injustice's own F.B.I. is still
covering up the U.S. governmental origins of the post 11 September 2001
anthrax attack on Washington D.C. that enabled Ashcroft and his Feddies to
stampede the U.S. Congress into passing USAPA I into law.6

Integrally related to and overlapping with the Feddies are members of the
University of Chicago "School" of Law-and-Kick-Them-in-the-Groin-Economics,
which in turn was founded upon the Market Fundamentalism of Milton Friedman,
now retired but long-time Professor of Economics at the University of
Chicago. Friedman and his "Chicago Boys" have raped, robbed, looted,
plundered, and pillaged economies and their respective peoples all over the
developing world.7 This Chicago gang of academic con-artists and charlatans
are proponents of the Nazi Doctrine of "useless eaters." Pursuant to
Friedman's philosophy of Market Fundamentalism, the "privatization" of Iraq
and its Oil Industry are already underway for the primary benefit of the
U.S. energy companies (e.g., Halliburton, formerly under Vice President Dick
Cheney) that had already interpenetrated the Bush Jr. administration as well
as the Bush Family itself. Enron.

Although miseducated8 at Yale and Harvard Business School, the "Ivies"
proved to be too liberal for Bush Jr. and his fundamentalist Christian
supporters, whose pointman and spearcarrier in the Bush Jr. administration
was Ashcroft, a Fundie himself. The Neo-Cons and the Fundies contracted an
"unholy alliance" in support of Bush Jr. For their own different reasons,
both gangs also worked hand-in-hand to support Israel's genocidal Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon, an internationally acknowledged war criminal.9

According to his own public estimate and boast before the American
Enterprise Institute, President Bush Jr. hired about 20 Straussians to
occupy key positions in his administration, intentionally taking offices
where they could push American foreign policy in favor of Israel and against
its chosen enemies such as Iraq, Iran, Syria, and the Palestinians.10 Most
of the Straussian Neo-Cons in the Bush Jr. administration and elsewhere are
Israel-firsters: What is "good" for Israel is by definition "good" for the
United States. Dual loyalties indeed.11

In addition, it was the Chicago Straussian cabal of pro-Israeli Neo-Cons who
set up a special "intelligence" unit within the Pentagon that was
responsible for manufacturing many of the bald-faced lies, deceptions,
half-truths, and sheer propaganda that the Bush Jr. administration then
disseminated to the lap-dog U.S. news media12 in order to generate public
support for a war of aggression against Iraq for the benefit of Israel and
in order to steal Iraq's oil.13 To paraphrase advice Machiavelli once
rendered to his Prince in Chapter XVIII of that book: Those who want to
deceive will always find those willing to be deceived.14 As I can attest
from my personal experience as an alumnus of the University of Chicago
Department of Political Science, the Bible of Chicago's Neo-Con Straussian
cabal is Machiavelli's The Prince. We students had to know our Machiavelli
by heart and rote at the University of Chicago.

As for the University of Chicago overall, its biblical Gospel is Allan
Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind (1987).15 Of course Bloom was
another protégé of Strauss, as well as a mentor to Wolfowitz. In his
Bloom-biographical novel Ravelstein (2000) Saul Bellow, formerly on the
University of Chicago Faculty, outed his self-styled friend Bloom as a
hedonist, pederast, and most promiscuous homosexual who died of AIDS. All
this was common knowledge at the University of Chicago, where Bloom is still
worshiped and his elitist screed against American higher-education still
revered on a pedestal.

In Ravelstein Wolfowitz appeared as Bloom's protégé Philip Gorman, leaking
national security secrets to his mentor during the Bush Sr. war against
Iraq. Strauss hovered around the novel as Bloom's mentor and guru Professor
Davarr. Strauss/Davarr is really the éminence grise of Ravelstein. With
friends like Bellow, Bloom did not need enemies. On the basis of Ravelstein
alone, Wolfowitz warrants investigation by the F.B.I.

Just recently the University of Chicago officially celebrated its Bush Jr.
Straussian Neo-Con cabal, highlighting Wolfowitz Ph.D. '72, Ahmad Chalabi,
Ph.D. '69 (the CIA's Iraqi puppet), Abram Shulsky, A.M. '68, Ph.D. '72 (head
of the Pentagon's special "intelligence" unit), Zalmay Khalilzad, Ph.D. '79
(Bush Jr's roving pro-consul for Afghanistan and then Iraq), as well as
faculty members Bellow, X '39, and Bloom, A.B. '49, A.M. '53, Ph.D. '55,
together with Strauss. According to the University of Chicago Magazine,
Bloom's rant "helped popularize Straussian ideals of democracy."16 It is
correct to assert that Bloom's book helped to popularize Straussian "ideas,"
but they were blatantly anti-democratic, Machiavellian, Nietzschean, and
elitist to begin with. Only the University of Chicago would have the
unmitigated Orwellian gall to publicly assert that Strauss and Bloom cared
one whit about democracy, let alone comprehended the "ideals of democracy."

Does anyone seriously believe that a pro-Israeli Chicago/Strauss/Bloom
product such as Wolfowitz could care less about democracy in Iraq? Or for
that matter anyone in the Bush Jr. administration? After they stole the 2000
presidential election from the American People in Florida and before the
Republican-controlled U.S. Supreme Court, some of whom were Feddies?17
Justice Clarence Thomas is a Straussian to boot.18

At the behest of its Straussian Neo-Con Political Science Department, in
1979 the entire University of Chicago went out of its way to grant the
"first Albert Pick Jr. Award for Outstanding Contributions to International
Understanding" to Robert "Mad Bomber" McNamara.19 In other words, the
University of Chicago itself maliciously strove to rehabilitate one of the
greatest international war criminals in the post-World War II era.20 Do not
send your children to the University of Chicago where they will grow up to
become warmongers like Wolfowitz or totalitarians like Ashcroft! The
University of Chicago is an intellectual and moral cesspool.

Endnotes

1. See, e.g., Rahul Mahajan, Full Spectrum Dominance 108 (2003).

2. Shadia B. Drury, The Political Ideas of Leo Strauss (1988); Leo
Strauss and the American Right (1999). See also Alain Frachon & Daniel
Vernet, The Strategist and the Philosopher: Leo Strauss and Albert
Wohlstetter, Le Monde, April 16, 2003, translated into English by Norman
Madarasz on Counterpunch.org., June 2, 2003.

3. See also David Brock, Blinded by the Right (2002).

4. George E. Curry & Trevor W. Coleman, Hijacking Justice, Emerge,
October 1999, at 42; Jerry M. Landay, The Conservative Cabal That's
Transforming American Law, Washington Monthly, March 2000, at 19; People for
the American Way, The Federalist Society (August 2001); Institute for
Democracy Studies, The Federalist Society and the Challenge to a Democratic
Jurisprudence (January 2001).

5. Francis A. Boyle, Bush's Banana Republic, Counterpunch.org, Oct. 11,
2002.

6. Francis A. Boyle, Biowarfare, Terror Weapons and the U.S.: Home Brew?,
Counterpunch.org, April 25, 2002.

7. See Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2003), at 5 et seq.

8. See Chomsky on Miseducation (Donald Macedo ed. 2000).

9. Francis A. Boyle, Take Sharon to The Hague, Counterpunch.org, June 6,
2002.

10. White House Press Release, President Discusses the Future of Iraq,
Washington Hilton Hotel, Feb. 26, 2003.

11. Nasser H. Aruri, Dishonest Broker, 193-216 (2003). See also Tanya
Reinhart, Israel/Palestine (2002); Cheryl A. Rubenberg, The Palestinians
(2003).

12. Norman Solomon, The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media (1999); Noam
Chomsky, Media Control (1997).

13. Seymour M. Hersh, Selective Intelligence, New Yorker, May 8, 2003;
Michael Lind, The Weird Men Behind George W. Bus's War, New Statesman -
London, April 7, 2003; Julian Borger, The Spies Who Pushed for War, The
Guardian, July 17, 2003.

14. Machiavelli, The Prince 147 (M. Musa trans. & ed. 1964): ". . . and
men are so simple-minded and so dominated by their present needs that one
who deceives will always find one who will allow himself to be deceived."
This Bilingual Edition of The Prince by Mark Musa was the one preferred by
Joseph Cropsey to teach us students.

15. But see Lawrence W. Levine, The Opening of the American Mind (1996).

16. Between the Lines, University of Chicago Magazine, June 2003, at 54

17. Vincent Bugliosi, The Betrayal of America (2001); Greg Palast, The
Best Democracy Money Can Buy 11-81 (2003).

18. Gerhard Sporl, The Leo-Conservatives, Der Spiegel, Aug. 4, 2003.

19. McNamara Receives Pick Award Amid Protests, University of Chicago
Magazine, Summer 1979, at 4.

20. Noam Chomsky, Rethinking Camelot (1993); Robert S. McNamara, In
Retrospect (1995).


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ARAB STRATEGY FORUM:

Political Systems in the Arab World in 2020: Moving Towards Reform and Development

by Professor Francis A. Boyle
IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE COMPASSIONATE, THE MERCIFUL

Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.

The demand by the Bush Jr. administration and its Zionist neo-conservative
operatives for democratization in the Arab world is a joke and a fraud that
is designed to pressure, undermine, and destabilize Arab governments and
states at the behest of the genocidal Israeli apartheid regime, and to
pursue America's continuing campaign for outright military control and
domination of the Gulf oil and gas resources that the United States
government launched in direct reaction to the Arab oil embargo of the West
in 1973. For over the past three decades American foreign policy toward the
entire Middle East has been determined by oil and Israel, in that order.

The United States government will seek direct military control and
domination of the hydrocarbon resources of the Arab and Muslim world until
there is no oil and gas left for them to steal, using Israel as its regional
"policeman" towards that end. Oil and Israel were behind both the Bush Sr.
and Bush Jr. wars against Iraq. And now Bush Jr. is threatening to attack
Syria, Lebanon, and Iran in conjunction with the genocidal apartheid regime
in Israel. As the oil and gas in the Arab and Muslim world proceed to run
out, the United States and Israel will become even more predatory,
aggressive, destructive, and genocidal toward Arab and Muslim states and
peoples.

The Bush Jr. administration and its Zionist neo-conservative operatives
could not care less about democracy in the Arab world. In fact, Bush Jr. and
his Neo-Cons are all trying very hard to build a Police State in the United
States of America that we lawyers are vigorously opposing. What the Bush Jr.
administration and its Zionist neo-conservative operatives really want in
the Arab world are quisling dictators who will do their dirty work for them
and the genocidal Israeli apartheid regime against the wishes and prayers of
the Arab people for democracy, human rights, the rule of law,
constitutionalism, as well as for the liberation of Palestine and Al Quds.

Those will be the predominant facts and trends that the Arab world will have
to confront between now and 2020. It was not my assignment here today to
advise Arab states and the Arab people how to counteract this anti-Arab and
anti-Muslim agenda by the United States and Israel. But certainly the sacred
Koran and the divinely inspired teachings of the Prophet Mohammed - May
Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him! - shall guide you and protect you during
this most difficult period in the history of the Arab Nation, the Arab
People, Arab States, and Islam.

Shukhran.

END.
(c) Copyright 2004 by Francis A. Boyle. All rights reserved.
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