February 07, 2006

"Crazies In The Basement"

Jim Silva puts together some choice quotes. The first is Bush Snr's name for the neo-cons: "the crazies in the basement". Here are some more:
"Because mankind is intrinsically wicked, he has to be governed. Such governance can only be established, however, when men are united - and they can only be united against other people."
- Prof. Strauss, neo-con grand-daddy

“No stages, this is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq . . . this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war . . . our children will sing great songs about us years from now.”
- Richard Perle, NSC

“We can lead by the force of high moral example ... [but] fear is much more reliable, and lasts longer. Once we show that we are capable of dealing out terrible punishment to our enemies, our power will be far greater. We are a warlike people and we love war.”
- Michael Ledeen

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