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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:41 PM
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25. Hi, Metta! The NYT are accomplices to war crimes.
They PUSHED the story about Iraq and WMDs. They'll probably blame Steno Judy, but she had the owner Sulzberger's BLESSING! How very neo-connish.

Project for a New American Century

aka PNAC

It sounds so innocuous. Who could object to a project for a new American century? It's a new century, and we live in America! What could possibly go wrong?

The Project for a New American Century, aka PNAC, is a think tank founded in 1997 by arch-conservative commentator William Kristol, whose illustrious career peak was a stint as Dan Quayle's chief of staff. Despite this, Kristol somehow rose to become one of the Republican Party's leading intellectuals and editor of The Weekly Standard, the chief propaganda weapon of the neoconservative movement.

Neocons are ultra-right-wing conservatives who basically believe the United States is entitled to rule the Earth. The movement was founded in the 1960s and '70s by a small group of pro-Israel, anti-communist intellectuals, including Kristol's father, Irving. The movement's militant anti-Communism went adrift after the fall of the Soviet Union, but resurfaced in the late 1990s in the form of militant anti-Everybodyism.

The neocons who banded together to form PNAC emerged from the Cold War with a conviction that America was entitled to drive world politics and culture. The group was founded in 1997 by a core group of disenfranchised right-wing idealogues that included:

* High-stakes slot machine aficionado William Bennett
* Conservative Christian moralist and rumored adulterer Gary Bauer
* Favored son and future election stealer Jeb Bush
* Oil industry kingpin and future Iraq invader Dick Cheney
* The aforementioned Dan Quayle, whose resume speaks for itself
* Pardoned Iran-Contra felon and Israel lobby panderer Elliot Abrams
* Crazy-eyed billionaire and flat tax proponent Steve Forbes
* Security specialist and future heir to the title of McCarthyism Frank Gaffney
* Afghanistan oil opportunist and (at the time) Taliban supporter Zalmay Khalilzad
* Future Iraq war architect and top Cheney aide "Scooter" Libby
* Former Saddam Hussein buddy and future Saddam Hussein enemy Donald Rumsfeld
* Seriously deranged Cold War ideologue and future seriously deranged Iraq War idealogue Paul Wolfowitz
This motley crew of wealthy, white, middle-aged males -- along with several conservative policy wonks from academia and bureaucratia -- signed off on a statement of principles that aimed to provoke a resurgence of the Reagan era.


Yeh. These are evil bastards, all right.

Stupid, too.

Personally: Thanks for the kind words!

Most importantly: A hearty welcome to DU, Metta!
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