You've no doubt seen this little gem already, either at Kos, Digby, or a million other places. I first saw it courtesy of Chicago Dyke over at Corrente Wire. In the unlikely event you haven't read it, let me offer you a few highlights:
The wisest course would have been for President Bush to use his nuclear weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with his demands, or until they were all dead. Then there would be little risk or expense and no American army would be left exposed. But if he did this, his cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term of office, if not his freedom or his life.
The simple truth that modern weapons now mean a nation must practice genocide or commit suicide...
Caesar pacified Gaul by mass slaughter; he then used his successful army to crush all political opposition at home and establish himself as permanent ruler of ancient Rome...
If President Bush copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq of Arabs and repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve immediate results: popularity with his military; enrichment of America by converting an Arabian Iraq into an American Iraq (therefore turning it from a liability to an asset); and boost American prestiege while terrifying American enemies.
He could then follow Caesar's example and use his newfound popularity with the military to wield military power to become the first permanent president of America...
It goes on like that for a while. What's remarkable about the document is its pedigree. This isn't some long-winded post at Free Republic but rather an official communication from a group whose board of directors includes (as Kos put it):
...mainstream conservatives Barbara Comstock, Monica Crowley, Frank Gaffney, Laura Ingraham and James Woolsey.
Which is exactly why I call bullshit on it. Oh, I have no doubt that they wrote it, but I don't think they mean a word of it. James Woolsey was the frikkin' Director of the CIA - he knows damn well that de-populating Iraq is militarily impossible (even with nuclear weapons), and even if it weren't stranding the American citizens we've sent re-populate Iraq in a country surrounded by people with very good reason to be pissed at them is a terrible idea. Just what we need - another Israel! He also probably knows it's a very bad idea to send a bunch of your citizens to live in a country you just nuked the bejeezus out of. (Yes, I ended that sentence with a preposition. Sue me.)
If this is anything, it's a fund-raising letter, designed to keep their members scared and the money flowing into their sad excuse for a think tank or whatever the hell they are. And if were a contributor to the Family Security Council, I'd be damn pissed about this - how stupid do they think their contributors are?
One last thing: it's not uncommon to hear Serious People say they can't get on board with the anti-war movement because many left-wingers do strange things like get dreadlocks even though they're white and listen to Dave Matthews. Whatever. I haven't seen anything on the "extreme" left in this country, including people with massive toe-nail fungus insisting on wearing Birkenstocks, that comes remotely close to the scary, freakish and just plain wrong that you see the American far right proudly wallow in every goddamn day.