Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Putting the con in Neocon

Shelter from the Storm (via OpEd News) has an interesting post about how major neocon players are diversifying their interests, i.e. bugging out and buying fancy real estate elsewhere should the whole "benevolent global hegemony" thing not actually work out according to fantasy. And, at this point, it seems fairly obvious that the fantasy will remain just that.

Cheney is buying up European bonds and dumping US dollar investments, Michael Ledeen has a lovely villa in Italy, Douglas "fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth" Feith appears to be not quite so stupid with his business dealings and investments in Europe and the Far East and Richard Perle, after villifying the French over their resistance to the Iraqi invasion, is now looking at a pleasant retirement home in Provence.

Assess these actions with a view to Paul Craig Roberts lastest article about the US economy. It is a grim picture and the neocons know it.


Blogger Firestarter5 said...

I'm curious how many of those fellows have stocks in Haliburton.

9:18 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Well, the last report (2005) shows that Cheney still has quite a load of Halliburtion stock options -- supposedly in a "blind trust" as though he doesn't know he has them -- and may account for the only US investments he still has. But they're doing grrrreat! Up 3281% in 2005 from 2004. And he still is collecting his deferred salary of ~ $200k/yr.

10:16 PM  

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