November 05, 2008
Much can and will be said about this election, but one thing that is indisputably true is that it represents a massive repudiation of George W. Bush, who governed as the neoconservative president par excellence and whose failure as president stems in large measure from a war that the neoconservatives had lobbied Bush to wage. Bush came to define this war as a neoconservative enterprise to bring “democracy” to the Middle East, part of the larger messianic project to end “tyranny” that he announced in his Second Inaugural. The repudiation of Bush should, in justice, mean the repudiation of neoconservatism, and it is the task of those of us who never accepted neoconservatism to help make this dream a reality.
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