President Clinton furthered the peace process by bringing Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat together. In an effort to undo all the good that Clinton did and Al Gore or John Kerry might have done, the neocons have pooh-poohed the peace process, eschewed it in fact, in favor of the war process. Our objectives can always be gained on more favorable terms by means of the war process rather than the peace process since we are the only remaining superpower.
Jimmy Carter engineered a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel by bringing Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat together. But these guys were Democrats, liberals, and hence wimps. What red-blooded neocon would want to have anything to do with a peace process when we are stronger than other nations? Therefore, they must do as we say or they are subject to being preemptively invaded by us or our allies. Neocons think the peace process is a sign of weakness. We don't negotiate with terrorists, and we don't try to "bring people together" ala Carter and Clinton. Did they sing "Kum Bay Ya?" Since neocons are highly moral and ethical (after all there has been no oral sex in the oval office for 6 years), it is incumbent on us to force our values on others. They must do what we say or else!
Neocon of the month: Richard Perle. A charter member of PNAC, Perle is known as the "Prince of Darkness" for obvious reasons. Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy (Retired) writing from Virginia Beach, Virginia has this to say. Perle was one of the most outspoken and influential advocates of war with Iraq. Perle is also a managing partner in a venture-capital company called Trireme Partners which invests in companies dealing in technology, goods, and services that are of value to homeland security and defense. So for the neocons war is always good for business. Without it they would hardly have the prospect of becoming rich men.
Perle castigates the French government for "appeasement" of Saddam Hussein yet maintains a Provence vacation home where he indulges a passion for French wine and food, especially souffles. Evidently, he has done very well in the war business!