The Cheneys are back on the warpath beating neocon drums. Does the pair have neither shame nor comprehension of history? The Cheneys were a big part of the misguided foreign policy that got America into senseless interventionist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, after a decade of American intervention, both these countries remain in shambles with little to show beyond death and destruction.
Cato Institute’s Justin Logan explains that to date the Republican Party has been held hostage by the War Dogs, specifically the Cheney influence. Justin is correct in stating that America in general has had it with foreign intervention.
Catastrophe is the correct word that Justin Logan chooses to label the neocon-launched Iraq intervention. Justin discusses the consternation in the Republican Party brought about by the continued dominant presence of neocon thought. Mr. Logan writes that the public loathes neocon foreign policy and mentions Rand Paul as a singular Washington voice against the failed interventionist foreign policy of the neocons.
It remains to be seen whether the Republican Party can reform itself under a flag of moderation and restraint. What is clear is that the American people would welcome such a shift in course.