Our President listens to this guy?

Norman Podhoretz is one of the fathers of neoconservative thought (also the father of another famous neocon “thinker” John Podhoretz). When he speaks, people pay attention.

Recently, Podhoretz has been making the case for bombing Iran. In fact he “hopes and prays” that we do. But that’s not the worst of it:

The [British] should have threatened to bomb the Iranians into smithereens if the sailors weren’t returned immediately. They should have threatened it. Whether they would have had to carry out the threat, I doubt, maybe they would have.

That’s, quite simply, monstrous. He would have had the British kill millions of Iranians over the capture of 15 sailors.

This is a man that helps lead the neoconservative movement that our President follows. This is a man who was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bush in 2004.

2 Comments

  1. Ian

    He would have had the British kill millions of Iranians over the capture of 15 sailors.

    If only the British were to send in a large wooden horse!

  2. Stuntz

    Our esteemed President should not be allowed to take advice from anyone whose name he can’t pronounce or come close to spelling correctly. Also, I love the name “Presidential Medal of Freedom.” It’s a shame that the current administration has permanently tainted the word “freedom”, at least to my ears, for the rest of my life. Now that word makes me think of napalm. *Sniff Sniff* On the other hand, it does smell good in the morning…