Monday, January 25, 2010

Ralph Peters differentiates himself from neocons

Sounds like he's describing many of those we've featured on OYE.
According to his critics, Frederick Kagan sometimes shows excessive faith in purely military solutions—a charge to which the neocons, few of whom have ever actually done military service, have been particularly subject. "These are men for whom too much came too easily in life, so it was all too easy for them to view our troops as mere tools to implement their visions," says the military-affairs columnist Ralph Peters, a retired Army intelligence officer. (Peters is perplexed and irked when called a neocon himself. "I'm not qualified," he says. "I served in the military, didn't go to a prep school, didn't go to an Ivy League university, and didn't have a trust fund. And I'm physically fit.")

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At 29 January, 2010 04:39, Blogger Nixon said...

Mr. O' Keefe has been sentenced to go live with his parents after getting out on bail. No word yet on whether he was already doing so.

At 30 January, 2010 14:02, Blogger OYE said...

LT Nixon, thanks very much. It's quite clear that, with the possible exception of a college dorm, James O'Keefe has never lived anywhere else. His mom's always done everything for him.

At 30 January, 2010 23:44, Blogger robash141 said...

If the definition of neo-con is feckless warmongering facistic A$$hole then LTC Peters is more than qualified.

At 31 January, 2010 01:54, Blogger robash141 said...

Lest anyone have the mistaken impression I'm being too hard on the psychopath Ralph Peters. Check this out.

At 03 February, 2010 00:40, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Army+intelligence, the whole article should have stopped right there.


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