Now that Michael Ledeen has been in the news, you might realize how serious this was, coming from him. I know it’s old stuff, but I was thinking about it today and though I’d bring it up again.

First this, What if there’s method to the Franco-German madness?:

How could it be done? No military operation could possibly defeat the United States, and no direct economic challenge could hope to succeed. That left politics and culture. And here there was a chance to turn America’s vaunted openness at home and toleration abroad against the United States. So the French and the Germans struck a deal with radical Islam and with radical Arabs: You go after the United States, and we’ll do everything we can to protect you, and we will do everything we can to weaken the Americans.

Then this, The War Against America:

Lately the forces arrayed against America have grown to include mainstream Old European diplomacy, whose sabotage of the United States has spread from constant WTO harassment to full-blown hijacking of NATO and the hostile use of the U.N. Security Council. Year after year, Americans lose their lives by terrorism. American families suffer terrible grief. Old Europe and its surrogates all over the world struggle frantically to fetter Americans’ efforts to protect themselves.

He ain’t just ANY wingnut. If you want to understand just how far out the Right — and that means the Bush administration — has gotten, read these pieces.