Long vilified by the American right as a shady organization intent on destroying the Constitution in favor of a "New World Order"–and defended by many intellectuals as simply a high-level debating society–the Council on Foreign relations has now come down squarely on the side of the Neoconservative warmongers in the U.S.
On December 29th, 2003, Americans watching the C-Span network were treated to the spectacle of one Max Boot speaking under the CFR banner. Boot told America that Neocons were just thoroughly American boys with our nation’s best interests at heart.
One of the signatories of the Neocon’s seminary Project for a New American Century (PNAC) document–which foretold our current Iraq adventure many years ago–Boot is unembarrassed in encouraging the U.S. to "embrace its imperialist role" and advocating the takeover of Saudi Arabia’s oilfields to be managed "in trust for the people of the region". (Which region, incidentally, includes the Israeli state.)
In his C-Span appearance, Boot asserted that to oppose Neocons was tantamount to "anti-Semitism" and that to even discuss the possibility that Neocons were mainly Jews with the Interests of Israel (rather than the U.S.) foremost in their policy thinking was, as he put it, "destructive".
"Many Neocons are not Jews," Boot said, skirting the issue of whether or not the majority of influential Neocons were Israeli loyalists and Jews.
The belief that the war in Iraq was for the benefit of Israel is a false one, Boot insisted, saying the benefit of U.S. action to Israel was only "peripheral".
Boot was upbeat in discussing Iraq and future wars in the Mid East (that I contend are almost exclusively for the benefit of Eretz Israel–the future Israeli super state) saying that no general draft would be necessary. This is a bald-faced lie as Boot’s imperialistic scenario would probably require 6-8 million Americans to remain under arms.
I think the oil argument is nonsense, since oil is a market commodity and the U.S. could not effectively be blockaded due to its naval superiority. But there could be a benefit to the super-industrialists backing Boot’s-style American imperialism beyond Eretz Israel: the Muslim world had observed the Divine proscriptions against usury. While the Western nations are largely "tapped" or "maxed" out on debt, the Islamic world is virgin territory. With the GNP of these countries–under the careful supervision of Israeli overlords–many trillion dollars of new debt could be created. And this just might be sufficient to bail the world economy out of the inevitable depression that will occur at the conclusion of the Bush-Boot Imperialistic war phase. Which perhaps explains the CFR’s newfound "religion".