Team B: Never Trust a Neocon.
In a blog entry about "International Terrorism", I mentioned the segment that Adam Curtis produced for his documentary film The Power of Nightmares. Here is the specific segment, featuring a familiar cast of characters telling us a familiar tale: "A terrible danger exists outside of our borders that we must confront and destroy because it seeks nothing less than the destruction of the Western way of life!" Remove the "Red Menace" from the Cold War fear paradigm, and insert "Radical Islam" and you have very quickly spanned Western foreign policy over the past 3 decades from the Neoconservative point of view. I might disagree with Ron Paul on some things, but when it comes to the Neocons, Paul nails it.
So, when the same pack of fabricators are telling us a similar pack of lies about Iran, etc., why should anyone believe them?
I think they call it... recidivism.