Iraq Wars II: Attack of the NeoCons
That's how it is with George W. Bush and his neocon handlers. If this were a Saturday picture show and not reality as reported by American MegaMedia Inc., the audience would obviously see how the only characters benefitting from 9/11 was the Bush crew and their approval ratings. The same Bush crew whose lives and finances intersected closely with the Saudis and Bin Laden for decades. We would see that the anthrax attacks against Democratic Senators (Still unsolved. Who da thunk it?) coincided neatly with the panic atmosphere needed to pass the USA Patriot Act without much opposition.
The Saturday picture show movie-goers would have had to step out for popcorn to miss how our leaders manipulated the good guys into warring with Iraq, possibly the biggest enemy of Bin Laden in the Islamic world there ever was. The theater audience surely would have seen how our war with Iraq actually strengthened the fortunes of all sides of this unholy alliance - Bin Laden and his ilk have millions of followers now where before they had mere hundreds.
The position paper of the Dark Lords of the Sith, otherwise known as the Project for a New American Century, did in fact lay it all out. In September 2000,. Darth Rumsfeld, Darth Cheney, Darth Wolfowitz and a host of their disciples and retainers unveiled their first strategy paper, called "Rebuilding America's Defenses". It called for hiking up military spending to 5% of GDP and redeploying American forces to create an invincible military presence in the oil fields of the Middle East and other strategic parts of the planet. The paper observed that it was unlikely that their platform would be implemented "absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor" (page 51). The paper also recommended that Saddam Hussein's Iraq be used as the pretext for deploying a massive U.S. force in the Persian Gulf. "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" (p.14).
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