Let's see ... increase tensions globally, reduce collaborative capabilities, degrade UN functionality, and ... and reap the benefits! Rumsfeld gets a few tens of Billions US$ short-term, then Cheney and Perle and the other weapon-systems pushers get indeterminate Billions US$ for projects like NMD! (Coming soon: on NMD physics, Perle shows he can't think his way out of a wet phonebooth.)
*This here sound like fighting words to me!*
[Leftist] Globalthink's Perils - article by Daniel Pipes " ... Although forwarded by progressives and garbed in post-modern lingo, Fonte shows that bureaucratic leftism represents a throwback to a pre-modern age in Europe when rulers were unelected. Today's bureaucrats effectively fill the role of yesteryear's kings.
Predictably, the left's newest project is having more success in Western countries other than the United States - Canada, France, Israel and New Zealand come to mind. Fonte implies that Americans will end up with the main burden of fending off this ugly system, just as it did fascism and communism - and is now doing with militant Islam.
Only by recognizing bureaucratic leftism for what it is can it be stopped before its malign ideas have a chance to do real damage." [emph. added h_b]
Addend: OMFG! The penny just dropped! Colin L. Powell is seen as a limp-wristed transnational progressive by Rumsfeld and the other troglodytes!! And so that's why they trip him up anytime he does something gay like try to save 6,000 years of antiquities!