Ein paar an die sogenannten “Realisten” gerichtete Worte eines Syrers, denen wirklich nichts hinzuzufügen ist:
I fear the realists are far more righteous and morally indignant than the neo-cons, indeed, their ear drums are already cluttered with their mutual self-flattery and assertions with regard to the manifest correctness of their own assuredly ingenious ideas. They will not listen now. No. They are too busy being brilliant, in their own minds of course, to listen to those who will tell them that they are not, not by a long shot. We have to wait until such time when their brilliance become less self-evident to them, and their cluelessness becomes somewhat more admissible, then we might have a chance at giving them an earful, interspersed, hopefully, with some useful advice.
One word of caution though, if the Bush Administration Democracy Campaign has gained America’s new enemies and cost it some friends, some of whom might have actually been real and useful, the realists’ Stability & Peace Campaign is bound to make matters even worse, namely: by offering America a few new back stabbing friends, losing her last few allies in the region, and re-emboldening the terrorists.