In it the author attempts to pinpoint who is responsible for this "new mood of isolationism" even among Republicans. She mentions numerous people: Greg Salts (don't ask), Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Ann Coulter, Peter Feaver, Grover Norquist, Pat Buchanan, Sarah Palin, Steve Clemons, Hillary Clinton (don't ask), Mackenzie Eaglen, Robert Gates, Mac Destler; the list goes on and on.This list is, of course, absurd. Ron Paul, the only high profile person consistently against foreign adventures, is not on the list. Almost all the people on it are war hawks. This is typical mainstream propaganda. Block writes:
The author of this disgraceful journalistic effort is Luiza Ch. Savage. I wonder where she went to journalism school? Probably, to a very prestigious one.Boy, did he nail it. From the bio of Ch. Savage:
I have a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard and a master’s in legal studies from Yale Law.Here's Ch. Savage propaganda from another article calling from more government monitoring of the internet :
The revelation that Iranian nuclear centrifuges were sabotaged by the computer worm Stuxnet—reportedly a covert U.S.-Israeli intelligence operation—is unnerving Western security policy-makers who say it is only a matter of time before cyberwar is turned against North America. Will hackers shut down the electrical grid, sending millions into darkness? Could a foreign agent remotely sabotage a pipeline carrying natural gas or crude oil, causing an environmental disaster?
American lawmakers want to encourage U.S. government agencies to share intelligence about potential threats with private sector companies (who own and operate most of America’s critical infrastructure), and to compel these firms to be more forthcoming about their own vulnerabilities[...] But as Americans struggle to work out a plan for their cyberdefence, a former Homeland Security official is urging that the effort include Canada, arguing that the critical infrastructure of both countries is so intertwined that a “cyberNORAD” (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) is needed to protect it. “There is no border in cyberland,” says Paul Rosenzweig, a deputy secretary for policy in the Department of Homeland security in the administration of George W. Bush. “It makes almost no sense for U.S. government efforts not to include Canada.” Rosenzweig, who heads a security consulting firm, Red Branch Law and Consulting, recently presented his ideas at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a think tank in Washington, and plans to publish them in a forthcoming issue of the Canada-United States Law Journal.[...]
But Rosenzweig points to the success of NORAD, in which Canadians and Americans sit in the same room, share a common operations system, and use joint forces for air and space defence. “The authority is unified completely because our airspace is seamless. The missile coming to hit U.S. would come over Canada,” says Rosenzweig. “That is a good metaphor for cyberspace.”