Scott Ritter has been wrong before, but The Nation is still enamored of him. Robert Scheer has also been wrong before. Now they team up for a little collaborative error. In an April 13 piece on Scheer’s TruthDig, “The Final Act of Submission,” Ritter once again displays his right-wing nationalist colors, scapegopating the usual suspects for Washington’s misadventure in Iraq. His charming closing lines:
…American national sovereignty no longer matters when it comes to the state of Israel. So be it. But then we are, collectively, no better than those nations I mocked prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 as “colonies” of the United States. So if we are to continue to permit AIPAC to operate as an undeclared agent of a foreign nation, and to influence American foreign and national security policymaking at the expense of our Constitution, then we should acknowledge our true status as nothing more than a colony of Israel, pull down the Stars and Stripes and raise the Star of David over our nation’s capitol. While representing the final act of submission, it would also be the first truly honest act that occurred in Washington, D.C., in many years.
Significantly, the piece does not contain the word “oil.”
Is this the best that “progressives” can do? Chasing after the coat-tails of the reactionary Mearsheimer & Walt?