The alleged Iranian terror plot, which should have struck everyone immediately as a fake given that such a plot would play directly into the War Party’s hands, turns out to be a fake. You can be sure the official version of events will unravel even further in the coming days, as government propaganda always does. And note to “conservatives”: government propaganda includes foreign-policy propaganda.
Meanwhile, The American Spectator‘s Jeffrey Lord uses this bit of agitprop as an excuse for another lecture at Ron Paul, who is not as gullible as the neocons would prefer. Lord continues to call Ron Paul’s foreign policy “leftist,” even though I have repeatedly explained to him that it is the “national greatness ‘conservatives'” themselves who are far closer to revolutionary leftism. It was always the Left that was unsatisfied with the prosaic pursuit of bourgeois life and who wanted to embark on grand crusades. The conservatives scorned such things, cherishing hearth and home, and finite goals, instead.
That’s why Russell Kirk, rather a more significant conservative figure than Jeffrey Lord, praised libertarians for their understanding of foreign policy.