<center><h2><a href=http://www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=4056>What Became of Conservatives?</a></h2></center> <blockquote>by Paul Craig Roberts I remember when friends would excitedly telephone to report that Rush Limbaugh or G. Gordon Liddy had just read one of my syndicated columns over the air. That was before I became a critic of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration, and the neoconservative ideologues who have seized control of the U.S. government. America has blundered into a needless and dangerous war, and fully half of the country's population is enthusiastic. Many Christians think that war in the Middle East signals "end times" and that they are about to be wafted up to heaven. Many patriots think that, finally, America is standing up for itself and demonstrating its righteous might. Conservatives are taking out their Vietnam frustrations on Iraqis. Karl Rove is wrapping Bush in the protective cloak of war leader. The military-industrial complex is drooling over the profits of war. And neoconservatives are laying the groundwork for Israeli territorial expansion.</blockquote> Paul Roberts was the darling of the right wing-nut media crowd until he spoke out against the war with Iraq. After that, however, he was brandd a pariah and a traitor by those who formerly sang his praises. The rest of the world has recognised the moral bankruptcy of the Bush administration. America, at least 51% of it, is still asleep at the wheel. With the crash of the dollar, our financial bankruptcy at Dubbyuh's hads won't be far behind.