THANK GOD THAT LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER.
A Neoconservative think tank called The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) propped up an inexperienced, uninformed failed businessman as their standard bearer. Members of PNAC were embeded throughout the government including the Vice Presidency, his Chief of staff, Defense Secretary, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Chairman of Defense Board Advisory Committee.
PNAC’s mission was to establish the USA as the undisputed dominant country in the world in the 21st century through a massive military buildup and agressive foreign policy. In a white paper entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” written and published by Robert Kagan in August 2000 it was stated that the PNAC agenda would take years unless there were to be a “catastrophic catalyzing event- a new Pearl Harbor. ”
9/11 was that event and it enabled the PNAC agenda to go ahead. It made possible the invasion of Iraq.
The members of PNAC were in a position to tamper with our defenses for 8 months prior to 9/11. With the exception of the Vice President, all those PNAC members have left the present administration. The PNAC website is no longer on the Intenet.
The top foreign affairs advisor for the GOP candidate for President in 2008 was a member of PNAC and with Ahmad Chalabe pushed for the Iraq invasion. More recently he was a lobbyist for the Republic of Georgia while being a paid advisor to the GOP candidate for President, who was rather vocal about the dispute between Russia and Georgia.
Thank God that the long national nightmare is over and we can start cleaning up the mess created by the Project for the New American Century. For a while it was ruthlessly efficient but it certainly was not effective in the mission which carries its name.
PNAC members in order of their appearance
Vice President …. Dick Cheney
His chief of staff ….Scooter Libby
Defense Secretary…. Donald Rumsfeld
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy…. Douglas Feith
Deputy Secretary of Defense… Paul Wolfowitz
Chairman of Defense Board Advisory Committee…. Richard Perle.
Advisor for foreign affairs for McCain….Randall Scheunemann
Lobbyist Republic of Georgia….Randall Scheunemann