Dictatorship Is For Other People

In the Forward, Yossi Alpher says the U.S. must swallow hard, buck up, and install a puppet dictator in Iraq. Because that always turns out well. But Alpher, a former senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, is brave enough to propose dictatorship for other people. “It is clearly a very politically incorrect idea, even for Americans and others in the democratic West who oppose the American presence and want it to end quickly. Nor is it easy for an Israeli who enjoys the fruits of democracy to make this proposal.” We’re sure Alpher’s suffering. Meanwhile, look for this vile little bit of old school imperialism masquerading as realpolitik to emerge as a major media narrative, fed by liberal and conservative tributaries.