We're being conned by neocons. Who are they and what are their values? Neocons: Are for redrawing the map of the Middle East and willing to use force to do so. Believe in pre-emptive war to achieve desired ends. Accept that the end justifies the means. Express no opposition to the welfare-warfare state. Strongly endorse an American empire. Believe lying and secrecy are necessary for the state to survive. Believe a powerful federal government is essential. Believe that a society should be run by a favored, unquestioned elite. Believe, unlike our Founders, that neutrality in foreign affairs is ill-advised. Believe worldwide imperialism is appropriate. Inflict American might on peaceful countries and never imagine that force should be limited to the defense of one's country. Erroneously believe that 9-11 resulted from the lack of foreign entanglements, not from too many. Despise those who most respect liberty (libertarians) and strict constitutionalists. Endorse attacks on civil liberties, such as those found in the Patriot Act. Preach that the world should be ruled by Judeo-Christian traditions, in opposition to other superstitions. Unconditionally endorse the 1948 violent takeover of peaceful Palestine by foreign Jews.
Indeed, this might explain why neocons are determined to use such strategies to radically undermine the noble principles upon which this nation was founded.