Before we lose September 11th and this 13th anniversary of the Day That Transformed the Washington Consensus / American Corporate Media Into All-War, All-The-Time Cheerleaders for the Neocon Warmongering Imperialists* ...
... I would like to post a link to this excellent piece by Jonathan Chait on the "return" of the neocons in relation to the ISIS / ISIL ugly mess in Syria and Iraq. The piece is (link embedded): Dick Cheney and the Neocons Would Like to Celebrate This 9/11 by Freaking Out Over Iraq Again.
Updated 7:27PM 9/13/2014: *To be clear, this same shitty Washington Consensus crowd had long since become cheerleaders for the neo-liberal economic "agenda" of American working class destruction via "free trade" monomania (read: brutal Chinese mercantilism and oligarchical overclass corporate rapaciousness of late stage capitalism).
End of update.
Though not directly related -- except insofar as it is part of the same oligarchical overclass and their media / entertainment minions -- here is Paul Krugman's Friday New York Times op-ed on the endless predictions of hyperinflation by the Usual Suspects and reasons why they keep making such predictions (and their followers believing it) despite having been utterly wrong for six years (link embedded): The Inflation Cult.
As ever, I strongly, strongly recommend Krugman's twice a week op-eds and his regularly updated blog.
In the meantime, let's hear what Benji Wittes, the Special Legal Needs One of The Washington Consensus and the Military / Industrial / Surveillance Complex with its All-Terror Mongering, All-the Time has to say ...
"Yap! Yap! Yap! Yay! Drones! Yap! Yap! Yap! Drones!"
Little Benji was getting tired of always going on tendentiously about Monica's Dress anyway.