“Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business.”

– Michael Ledeen, former Reagan administration intelligence officer and current resident scholar in the Freedom Chair (seriously) at the American Enterprise Institute.

“This is a man who has helped shape American foreign policy at its highest levels.”

– Conclusion of Wall Street Journal profile of Michael Ledeen, for whom he also writes (see last paragraph).

This is what the lovely fellow looks like:

Here’s where he writes the majority of his published articles:
National Review

And here’s all about him:

Right wing version
Left wing version
Right wing publication comparing his views to fascism

One to watch, I suspect.