Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:37 PM
hedgehog (30,418 posts)
"Warning: Mitt Romney's Advisers Are George Bush Neocons Calling for War With Iran "
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In 1998, a group of foreign policy gurus signed a letter to then-President Bill Clinton requesting that he launch a war against Iraq without regard for the United Nations Security Council, or any type of due process, to quell what they believed to be a clear and present danger to Israel, the United States, and its Middle Eastern allies. Clinton ignored this letter. Then in 2001, nine days after September 11th, this same group, now under the name “Project for a New American Century (PNAC),” signed a similar letter to a much more compliant president, George W. Bush.
Start with Mitt Romney’s foreign policy team. Fifteen of the 22 members were policy advisers under the George W. Bush administration, and six of them are former members of PNAC. Romney's foreign policy white paper, ironically (or purposefully) titled “An American Century,” uses the same rhetoric used by PNAC and Bush-era ground pounders: It promotes American exceptionalism, force projection, and retaking control of the global landscape with seemingly little zest for earnest diplomacy. This makes sense since the report is authored by Romney's foreign policy team, complete with a foreword by Eliot Cohen himself. It is no wonder that Romney is overly hawkish on the Iranian “threat,” since the neocons owe Israel — big time.
I've seen this information before, but it deserves wider attention.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:56 PM
Can I Come Home (32 posts)
3. Professor Wolfowitz wrote PNAC's Agenda
Not General, or Colonel, or even Private. It's so very easy to advocate war from a desk! (Janeane Garofalo said this many years ago.)