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Entry from November 03, 2015
Neoconner (neocon + conner)

"Neoconner” (neocon + conner) was the headline of a Leslie H. Gelb book review in the New York (NY) Times on April 27, 2008, about Aram Roston’s book,The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi. Ahmed Chalabi (1944-2015) was an Iraqi politician who encouraged the United States to begin military action against Iraq in 2003 to replace the administration of Saddam Hussein (1937-2006). For those who believed that the 2003 Iraq invasion was a big “con,” the “neoconservatives” (or “neocons") who encouraged it were “neoconners.”

The term “neoconner” had been infrequently used in newsgroups since at least July 2003, but the 2008 Times headline greatly popularized it. Other people besides Chalabi have been called “neoconners,” but the term has been most associated with him.


Wikipedia: Neoconservatism
Neoconservatism (commonly shortened to neocon) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among Democrats who became disenchanted with the party’s domestic and especially foreign policy. Many of its adherents became politically famous during the Republican presidential administrations of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Neoconservatives peaked in influence during the administrations of George W. Bush, George H W Bush and Tony Blair, when they played a major role in promoting and planning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Prominent neoconservatives in the Bush administration included Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton, Elliott Abrams, Richard Perle, and Paul Bremer. Senior officials Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, while not identifying themselves as neoconservatives, listened closely to neoconservative advisers regarding foreign policy, especially the defense of Israel, the promotion of democracy in the Middle East, and the buildup of American military forces to achieve these goals. The neocons had little influence in the Obama White House, but neoconservatism remains a staple in Republican Party arsenal.

Wikipedia: Ahmed Chalabi
Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalab (Arabic: أحمد عبد الهادي الجلبي‎‎; 30 October 1944 – 3 November 2015) was an Iraqi politician.

He was interim Minister of Oil in Iraq in April–May 2005 and December 2005 – January 2006 and Deputy Prime Minister from May 2005 to May 2006. Chalabi failed to win a seat in parliament in the December 2005 elections, and when the new Iraqi cabinet was announced in May 2006, he was not given a post. Once dubbed the “George Washington of Iraq” by American supporters, he later fell out of favor and came under investigation by several U.S. government sources. He was also the subject of a 2008 biography by investigative journalist Aram Roston, The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, And Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi and a 2011 biography by 60 Minutes producer Richard Bonin, Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi’s Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq.

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NEVER VOTING REPUBLICAN AGAIN
David L. Moffitt
7/14/03
“Fredric L. Rice” wrote in message news:vh68sp2elguk35@corp.supernews.com…
(...)
: Another buttfucking neo-conner who can’t think, I see.  When faced with
: the facts and embarrassing truths he can’t deny, the unthinking moron
: glibly yelps “Godwin’s Law” and tries to make the ringing in his ears
: go away.

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Limbaugh in rare form yesterday
Fredric L. Rice
7/26/03
(...)
Aparently there’s a moron out there who thinks that pausing for three minutes to check what a hate filled bigot is spewing on the airwaves some how becomes the equal to a Limbaugh listening dittohead right-wingnut zombie.

The fact remains that the hate filled bigot _lied_ and claimed that Iraq attacked New York, then _lied_ when the neo-conner claimed that _all_ democrats were “thwarting” the “fight against terrorism.” In fact the neo-conner fascist failed to mention the single name of a single Democrat who even remotely tried to “thwart” the fascist regime’s atrocities.

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What is a “Neo-conner?” There are two types, actually.
Fredric L. Rice
5/12/04
Neo-Conservative: a religious zealot often with racist ideologies which advocates few taxes, small governments, and State-based laws in favor over Federal-based laws yet which in any event historically actually stand for massive taxes, expanded government, massive deficits, and support of organized crime.
Neo-Confederate: a religious zealot always wurg racist, homophobic, pro-firearm extremist ideologies which advocates no taxes, no government but their own fictitious ones, and theocracy.

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Code Pink to Shame Neo-Conner Assholes
Fredric L. Rice
5/18/04
CODE PINK
The Bush Administration is not just refusing to deal with Donald Rumsfeld’s failure, but praising him as a great leader. Meanwhile the global community’s anger is growing. The world will not forget.

New York (NY) Times
Neoconner
By LESLIE H. GELB
Published: April 27, 2008
There’s never been anyone like Ahmad Chalabi in American history, never a foreigner without official status so crucially involved in a decision by the United States to go to war. Of course, Winston Churchill helped engineer America’s entry into World War II, but he was, after all, prime minister of the United Kingdom. And Chalabi — a University of Chicago Ph.D. in mathematics, wealthy banker forever going bankrupt, and creator and sole proprietor of a Potemkin Iraqi freedom front financed entirely by United States taxpayers — is no Winston Churchill.

Twitter
Paul Tuns
‏@ptuns
I don’t really care about GOP but I will actively oppose them if neoconner Liz Cheney beats Enzi for senate nod http://is.gd/yxoh8t
9:22 PM - 16 Jul 2013

Twitter
Douglas Schorzman
‏@DougSchorzman
So long Ahmad Chalabi, the relentless Iraqi neoconner. http://nyti.ms/1iA7OW5
8:21 AM - 3 Nov 2015

NPR
Iraqi Politician Ahmed Chalabi Dead Of A Heart Attack, State TV Reports
NOVEMBER 03, 2015 4:37 AM ET
JIM ZARROLI
MARIE ANDRUSEWICZ
Updated at 11:15 a.m. ET
Ahmed Chalabi, a former Iraqi exile who played a major role in persuading the U.S. to wage war against Saddam Hussein, has died of a heart attack in Baghdad. He was 71
(...)
As The Washington Post noted last year, Chalabi was a wealthy, politically connected exile who for years funneled intelligence to U.S. officials:

“For that, he was dubbed ‘the George Washington of Iraq.’ Of course, it was later discovered that the information was false, and, after that, a new nickname was found: ‘The Man Who Pushed America to War’ (or, as the New York Times put it, ‘Neoconner’ ).”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, November 03, 2015 • Permalink