Will to Power

Condi Goddess of War by Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, GermanyA scathing, no-holds-barred reprobation of neoconservativism and the State Department’s so-called “transformational diplomacy” approach to proliferating democracy in the Middle East erupted from the pen of George Will this morning:

[Condoleezza Rice] seems to consider today’s turmoil preferable to the Middle East’s “false stability” of the past 60 years, during which U.S. policy “turned a blind eye to the absence of the democratic forces.”

It would be overreaching, according to Will for the U.S. to even consider becoming involved in a broader Mideast conflict — assuming that can be avoided — and the generally conservative columnist appears to be outraged at the likes of William Kristol and his scribes at the Neocon Weekly Standard:

One envies that publication’s powers of prophecy but wishes it had exercised them on the nation’s behalf before all of the surprises — all of them unpleasant — that Iraq has inflicted.

Steve Clemons of The Washington Note foreshadowed today’s George Will entry by documenting attacks on Bill Kristol’s Standard in recent days by both Will and Juan Williams, and acknowledges Will with a Conservative With a Conscience award in a post today.

Leave it to conservative blogger Hugh Hewitt to label Will a GOP “drop out” and call for Senate hearings on U.S. action against mouthy Iran.

The irrational disconnect doesn’t stop there, and in fact, WH Spokesman Tony Snow completely disgraced himself and the white house in an exchange with Helen Thomas this morning. After incorrectly claiming the U.S. didn’t “veto” a statement regarding “Gaza” at the Middle East at the U.N. or as Snow called it: “…the V.N. — the U.N., whatever it is,” he went ahead and belittled the reknown Bush-critic Thomas by adding, “Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view.”

Chewbacca: Let’s Play Drums

Never thought I’d be the one of a hundred billion adding fuel to the Gnarls Barkley inferno, but this is just too good to resist. First off, the record is pure fun, and hats off to Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse for taking advantage of extra scrilla and turning out hilariously insane full-stage productions at their monumental live sets. Let’s just say that ugly has never looked so sharp.

So they got this tune, “Crazy,” that everyone and their dead grandmother has been covering. Click here for that silliness. However so, they’ve been inspiring peeps worldwide. Over the weekend, Gnarls tore up the MTV Movie Awards decked out in full Star Wars gear, with none other than Sacha Baron Cohen (as Borat) lending introductions. These guys can suck it up as much as they want if they’re gonna deliver like this. Check it: