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protect freedom impeach bush now Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:42 PM
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New to DU ? here's a PNAC primer....
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 04:50 PM by protect freedom impe
to know why Bush and his oil cabal long ago planned to
occupy Iraq, even before Bush stole the White House in 2000,

READ THIS :


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


AND THIS....The PNAC Archive :

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



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DU article on PNAC ..........


http://www.democraticunderground.com/articles/03/08/19_...


be sure to read this....


excerpt -

1. We know that a cabal of ideologically-motivated Bush officials, on the rightwing fringe of the Republican Party, were calling for a military takeover of Iraq as early as 1991. This elite group included Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Woolsey, Bolton, Khalizad and others, all of whom are now located in positions of power in the Pentagon and State Department.

They helped found the Project for The New American Century (PNAC) in 1997; among their recommendations: "pre-emptively" attacking other countries devoid of imminent danger to the U.S., abrogating agreed-upon treaties when they conflict with U.S. goals, making sure no other country (or organization, such as the United Nations) can ever achieve parity with the U.S., installing U.S.-friendly governments to do America's will, using tactical nuclear weapons, and so on. In short, as they put it, the goal is "benevolent global hegemony."

All of these extreme suggestions, once regarded as lunatic, are now enshrined as official U.S. policy in the National Security Strategy of the United States of America, published by the Bush Administration in late 2002.

2. We know that Bush and his highest officials - notably Rice, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, and, to a lesser extent, Powell - lied outrageously about Iraq's weapons capabilities in order to get their war plans endorsed by the Congress and the American people. The biggest of many whoppers involved were the made-up stories about nuclear "mushroom clouds" over America, unleashed by the Iraqi drone air force.

These lies may have fooled many Americans at the time, but other countries, especially in Europe, sm......

lots more PNAC......lots more.....


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A Think tank War: Why Old Europe says no to war
http://smh.com.au/articles/2003/03/07/1046826528748.htm...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:58 PM
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1. Cool!
It's always a good time for a new PNAC thread.
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protect freedom impeach bush now Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:08 PM
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2. your collection of links is invaluable !
need to keep this front and center every few weeks.

it lets the newbies see the light.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:25 PM
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3. This article is a good place to start - M. Meacher
http://www.guardian.co.uk/september11/story/0,11209,103...

This war on terrorism is bogus
The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination

Michael Meacher
Saturday September 6, 2003
The Guardian

Massive attention has now been given - and rightly so - to the reasons why Britain went to war against Iraq. But far too little attention has focused on why the US went to war, and that throws light on British motives too. The conventional explanation is that after the Twin Towers were hit, retaliation against al-Qaida bases in Afghanistan was a natural first step in launching a global war against terrorism. Then, because Saddam Hussein was alleged by the US and UK governments to retain weapons of mass destruction, the war could be extended to Iraq as well. However this theory does not fit all the facts. The truth may be a great deal murkier.

We now know that a blueprint for the creation of a global Pax Americana was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice-president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), Jeb Bush (George Bush's younger brother) and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences, was written in September 2000 by the neoconservative think tank, Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says "while the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."

The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier document attributed to Wolfowitz and Libby which said the US must "discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role". It refers to key allies such as the UK as "the most effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership". It describes peacekeeping missions as "demanding American political leadership rather than that of the UN". It says "even should Saddam pass from the scene", US bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain permanently... as "Iran may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has". It spotlights China for "regime change", saying "it is time to increase the presence of American forces in SE Asia".

The document also calls for the creation of "US space forces" to dominate space, and the total control of cyberspace to prevent "enemies" using the internet against the US. It also hints that the US may consider developing biological weapons "that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool". <much more>
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