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  • Why No One Should Ever Listen to Max Boot

    03/25/2023 11:01:44 AM PDT · by Widget Jr · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2023 | Paul Krause
    Max Boot, one of the most bloodthirsty American analysts and commentators, has apparently woken up long after most Americans with half his education, about the limits of American power and the disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thankfully for us, he has penned his reawakening in the pages of Foreign Affairs, that astute bulwark of the establishment, a journal of which I am, in fact, a subscriber.For 20 years, Boot has been calling for regime change, democracy building abroad, and even leaving American troops in dangerous brushfire to “polic[e] the frontiers of the Pax Americana.” Now, he says he’s changed......Boot’s...
  • What the Heck Is a 'Neocon'?

    12/29/2002 9:10:29 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 198 replies · 2,073+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/30/2002 | Max Boot
    <p>Neoconservatives believe in using American might to promote American ideals abroad.</p> <p>I have been called many names in my career--few of them printable--but the most mystifying has to be "neocon." I suppose I get labeled thus because I am associated, in a small way, with the Weekly Standard, which is known as a redoubt of "neoconservatism."</p>
  • What the Neocons Got Wrong - And How the Iraq War Taught Me About the Limits of American Power

    03/11/2023 5:45:38 AM PST · by JonPreston · 99 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 3/10/23 | Max Boot
    Shortly after September 11, 2001, I became known as a “neoconservative.” The term was a bit puzzling, because I wasn’t new to conservatism; I had been on the right ever since I could remember. But the “neocon” label came to be used after 9/11 to denote a particular strain of conservatism that placed human rights and democracy promotion at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy. This was a very different mindset from the realpolitik approach of such Republicans as President Dwight Eisouenhower, President Richard Nixon, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and it had a natural appeal to someone like...
  • WashPost's Max Boot Flip-Flops on Dictators: Impeach Trump, and 'Cut Biden Some Slack'

    07/21/2022 2:11:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 21, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    This is a tale of two columns written by the same columnist.One is utterly sympathetic with a president who has to deal with dictators. The other one angrily trashes a president who has to deal with dictators. Both columns were written by Max Boot of The Washington Post, and the only difference is the presidents to whom he referring.The new column is about Joe Biden dealing with presidents and you can see the fawningly sympathetic attitude of the column titled, “Cut Biden some slack. U.S. presidents have to deal with dictators.”
  • Democrats: The Only Way To Save Democracy Is One-Party Rule

    10/25/2022 5:13:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    ‘Save Our Democracy’ is the new ‘Russia Collusion.’At this point, it would save everyone time if Democrats could simply point to a policy agenda item that isn’t going to save democracy — if such a thing exists.If Republicans vote, they are killing democracy. If they don’t vote, they are killing democracy. The only way to “save democracy,” writes The Washington Post’s Max Boot, is to empower one-party rule — a position that probably sounds counterintuitive to anyone with a middle-school education. “Now you need to vote to literally save democracy again,” contends President Joe Biden, or we will lose our...
  • Russia is giving a master class in how not to fight a war

    10/19/2022 5:38:45 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 87 replies
    WaPost ^ | 18-OCT-2022 | Max Boot
    Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine will be studied for centuries by military historians — as a master class in how not to fight. His latest tactic — bombing Ukrainian cities — is yet another desperate and despicable gambit that is likely to backfire.
  • Max Boot is a Woke Loser (and Wrong About Everything)

    10/12/2022 6:25:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 11 Oct, 2022 | Josiah Lippincott
    Max Boot can rest easy. In no time at all, General Patrick J. Donahoe will have a chance to truly let his liberal freak flag fly, as no doubt he will. Noted Drag Queen enthusiast, Iraq war warmonger, and NeverTrumper, Max Boot, attacked me by name in the failing Washington Post last week. He called me a “random . . . troll,” “MAGA extremist,” and part of the “far-right forces trying to subvert American democracy.” Based. Truly, it is an honor to be insulted by a man so utterly wrong about everything. I am disturbed only by the fact that...
  • Wannabe Soldier Max Boot Insults Army Veterans

    07/21/2022 5:49:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 20, 2022 | Andrew Stiles
    "Just imagine how all these right-wingers would have reacted with horror if they had been around when Harry Truman desegregated the military," Washington Post columnist Max Bootwrote on Twitter. "Now that was woke!" Boot's racially charged comment came in response to a New York Post op-ed written by Jason Church, a retired U.S. Army captain. Church argued that our military should focus more on preparing for armed conflict with bad actors around the world and less on embracing the "diversity, equity, and inclusion" ethos of government bureaucrats. "The Navy is producing instructional videos on gender pronouns while its poorly maintained...
  • Cassidy Hutchinson just gave us a smoking gun. But will Republicans care? (Barf alert)

    06/30/2022 2:33:06 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28th 2022 | Max Boot
    On June 25, 1973, former White House counsel John Dean shocked the country with his testimony to a Senate committee revealing President Richard M. Nixon’s complicity in the Watergate coverup. He recalled “telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed that the President himself would be killed by it.” He thereby set in motion the process that led to Nixon’s downfall a little more than a year later. It has taken 49 years, almost to the day, but on Tuesday afternoon we finally heard congressional testimony about presidential...
  • The Supreme Court rulings represent the tyranny of the minority - Max Boot idiot supreme.

    06/27/2022 8:09:09 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/25/22 | Max Boot
    Max Boot who is calling for direct US military involvement to defeat Russia and driven them out of Ukraine, is now setting up the argument for a totally different form of US Government. Basically, he's losing his mind over the recent Supreme Court decisions and is tired of small states having equal representation in the US Senate and wants something done about it.
  • The Buffalo shooter’s views are mainstream on the right (Hurl alert)

    05/17/2022 5:51:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15th 2022 | Max Boot
    It was a conservative writer who coined the phrase “ideas have consequences.” The mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, which left 10 people dead, shows the consequences of two of the horrific ideas that have taken root on the American right: support for the “great replacement” theory and opposition to gun control. The 18-year-old arrested for the mass shooting posted a lengthy manifesto explaining his reasons for wanting to murder African Americans. (I will not use his name or link to his twisted explanation.) Like many on the right, he is enraged by what he imagines to be...
  • WashPost’s Max Boot Cries Elon Musk Is ‘World’s Richest Troll’

    04/19/2022 5:04:03 AM PDT · by jeff_clark · 22 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 4/18/22 | Jeffrey Clark
    Washington Post columnist Max Boot freaked out over the world’s richest man potentially buying Twitter. The reason? A buy out might hurt his dream to increase censorship on the platform.
  • Thank goodness Biden, not Trump, is president during the worst European crisis since 1945 (Barf alert)

    03/01/2022 7:16:57 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1st 2022 | Max Boot
    I’m not a praying man, but if I were, I would be on my hands and knees thanking the Almighty that during the worst crisis in Europe since 1945, the United States is led by Joe Biden, not Donald Trump. Biden has been as masterful in his handling of the Ukraine war as he was ham-handed in his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal. For months he has been warning that Russia would invade and predicting that this would trigger a “swift and severe” response. He even laid out details of Russian plans to stage false flag operations and to install...
  • Democrats are on course to lose in 2022 and 2024. If they do, we may lose our democracy.

    11/16/2021 11:34:51 AM PST · by packagingguy · 95 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | November 16, 2021 | Max Boot
    Even worse, the poll shows that registered voters prefer Republicans over Democrats in congressional races by 10 points. If the midterm elections were held today, the result would be a GOP landslide. Given how extremist and authoritarian the Republican Party has become...that is deep cause for concern.
  • Max Boot on Afghanistan: Trump and Pompeo 'Need to Shut Up'

    08/23/2021 10:32:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Does it make Max Boot feel big to tell a former President of the United States to "shut up?" The Washington Post columnist and Never Trumper did just that on today's Morning Joe. In his recent Washington Post column, Boot argued that neither Trump nor Mike Pompeo nor Mike Pence, have any right to criticize Biden's handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal since they set it in motion. Boot summed up his position by trumpeting: "People like Trump and Pompeo just need to find a good opportunity right now to just shut up and stop criticizing something that they set in...
  • WaPo Columnist Max Boot: ‘GOP Can’t Be Saved,’ We Must Become ‘Biden Republicans’

    04/09/2021 6:02:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/9/2021 | joshua klein
    A recent Washington Post article written by Post columnist and prominent “Never Trumper” Max Boot attacks the GOP for having “shifted to kooks” and become a “cult of personality” and a bastion of “irrationality,” “conspiracy mongering,” and “racism,” while calling for those on “center-right” GOP voters to join in support of President Biden. The Wednesday article, titled “The GOP can’t be saved. Center-right voters need to become Biden Republicans,” begins with a quote from Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump earlier this year, stating that Trump is a “Republican usurper”...
  • The GOP can’t be saved. Center-right voters need to become Biden Republicans.

    04/08/2021 10:07:17 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 138 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2021 | Max Boot
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), one of only 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump this year, recently told the Atlantic why he remains committed to the party: “I’m a Republican because I’ve been a Republican far longer than Donald Trump has. He’s a Republican usurper.… I’m not going to let him take the party. So I will fight. I will fight like hell.” It is a decision I have not for a moment regretted, because the GOP has become even more of a horror show than I anticipated. As former House speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) notes in...
  • The Dangers of Leftist Groupthink

    01/24/2021 4:17:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 24, 2021 | Derek Hunter
    If you were a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, you are familiar with the Borg – a half human, half cyborg species with a collective consciousness; if a thought occurred to one Borg, it occurred to all Borg. When attacked, they acted in unison without orders being given. In nearly every way, they are the science fiction version of the Democratic Party. The United States is a nation of “rugged individualism,” or at least we used to be. People took care of themselves, and when something happened where they couldn’t, family, friends, neighbors, and churches stepped up to...
  • WashPost Columnist Max Boot: Blacklist Fox News ‘as We Do with Foreign Terrorist Groups’

    01/19/2021 7:40:03 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2021
    In a Monday op-ed, the Washington Post called on heavyweight telecommunications corporations to shut down conservative cable news outlets including Fox News, One America News, and Newsmax TV, comparing the need to do so with that of shutting down foreign terrorist influencers. The essay, penned by prominent Trump critic Max Boot, a Post columnist and CNN global affairs analyst, begins by explaining how merely holding the president accountable for “his role in inciting this violent insurrection” is “insufficient.” “There is a whole infrastructure of incitement that will remain intact even after Trump leaves office,” Boot writes. “Just as we do...
  • Republicans just blew their chance to move on from Trump (hurl Alert)

    01/15/2021 7:07:18 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    Washington Post via press reader ^ | January 14h 2021 | Max Boot
    <p>Last Tuesday night, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the number three Republican in the House, announced that she would support impeachment by issuing a blistering attack on President Donald Trump’s role in instigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.</p>