Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dick Cheney's Reversal

Defending his reversal, Cheney claims that 9-11 changed everything. In fact, it was the Neo-Conservative ascendancy of the 2000 election that changed everything. Their plans for regime change in Iraq and establishment of a dominant U.S. presence in the Middle East had been drafted years earlier and formalized in the "Project for the New American Century".

Signatories to the PNAC's "Statement of Principles" are Elliott Abrams, Gary Bauer, William J. Bennett, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Eliot A. Cohen, Midge Decter, Paula Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama, Frank Gaffney, Fred C. Ikle, Donald Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, I. Lewis("Scooter") Libby, Norman Podhoretz, Dan Quayle, Peter W. Rodman, Stephen P. Rosen, Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld, Vin Weber, George Weigel and Paul Wolfowitz.

The PNAC's report "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century", published exactly one year before 9-11, ominously states "the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor."

1 comment:

Dicky Neely said...

I have that video too. Quite the flip flop!
I just noticed yesterday that videos may now be placed on Blogspot. I will try it.
Hope all is well.