Skip to comments.White House playing into Soros' hands? - Soros Resolves to Bring Bush Down
Posted on 12/01/2003 10:04:52 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
The United States is a great danger to the planet, and defeating President George W. Bush rather than the terrorists "is a matter of life and death." That's what billionaire financial speculator and philanthropist George Soros claims, and he's so alarmed at how Bush has waged the war on terrorism that he's pledged more than $15 million to try to keep the president from being re-elected.
That's chump change for Soros, who spent an equal amount not long ago just to start a grant-giving organization to promote another life-and-death cause dear to his heart: physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Indeed, Soros has hinted that he might spend his entire fortune just to bring down Bush.
While Soros is getting few fellow billionaires to join him, his brain trust for the effort includes Morton Halperin, the left-wing mastermind who after Watergate and the Vietnam War designed the successful political and legal campaign to strip the FBI and CIA of many of their surveillance, intelligence-collection and covert-operations capabilities.
With the bipartisan consensus on the war against terrorism under severe political strains, mainstreamers are concerned that Soros is trashing civil debate with shrill and extremist rhetoric and providing political cover for other influential figures to do the same.
"America, under Bush, is a danger to the world," he said in a recent interview with the Washington Post. Soros likened Bush's most senior terrorism fighters, Vice President Dick Cheney, Attorney General John Ashcroft and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, to Palestine Liberation Organization founder Yasser Arafat. And recently, Soros has been comparing Bush to the Nazis.
Under ordinary circumstances one might ignore Soros as a fringe crank such as Ramsey Clark or Lyndon LaRouche, say political professionals. But with a fortune estimated at $7 billion and a willingness, in his words, to "put my money where my mouth is," they say Soros is stoking the fires against the wartime president and shifting political discourse from loyal opposition to something that, in simpler times, might have been considered lending aid and comfort to the enemy. Still, a high-level administration official tells Insight that the Bush political team isn't fighting back.
Over the summer, Soros enlisted Halperin, most recently a senior Clinton foreign-policy official, to develop a strategy with Democratic political warriors John Podesta and others, Democratic insiders say. Halperin's involvement alarms counterterrorism practitioners. They recall his years as director of the Washington office of the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, at the Stuart Mott House on Capitol Hill, where he founded the ACLU National Security Litigation Project to hog-tie the FBI and CIA during the anti-intelligence hysteria of the 1970s.
President Bill Clinton appointed Halperin as an assistant secretary of defense in 1993, but the Senate regarded him as a radical and wouldn't confirm him. Clinton withdrew Halperin's nomination to the Pentagon post but appointed him to other senior positions in the State Department and National Security Council that did not require Senate confirmation. Just as loyalists of Saddam Hussein are relying on Bush's political foes in Washington to undermine his staying power in Iraq, some of those same political opponents are relying on the guerrillas to increase their attacks on U.S. troops.
"The Soros initiative should gain support as the situation in Iraq worsens," observes Ohio State University law professor John Quigley, "and as the public becomes more aware that President Bush took us to war based on false information about Iraq's weaponry and about its connection to terrorist groups."
White House political strategists may be playing into the left-wing billionaire's hands by not responding to the escalating nastiness. "We can't go on a political offensive until our guys stop getting killed in Iraq," a senior administration official tells Insight. But that's a lethal and very visible signal to the Islamist and Ba'athist terrorist groups that are killing U.S. military personnel in Iraq.
"The political operatives around the president are so young or inexperienced at White House-level politics that they panic," the official says. "They fail to defend the policy, they fail to attack the attackers and they fail aggressively to work with their own grass-roots base. That is a fatal mistake."
Soros has been stewing about the war on terrorism almost from the start. "I find the foreign policy of the Bush administration exceedingly dangerous," he told a University of Pennsylvania audience in April 2002, when the United States was mopping up the Taliban in Afghanistan. "Although the terrorist threat is real and must be defended against, they are going about it in the wrong way."
Soros didn't offer a plan to do it the right way. He simply declared the administration's efforts a diplomatic failure. "If we assess the foreign-policy accomplishments of the Bush administration since Sept. 11, the scorecard is quite dismal," Soros said at the event, according to the text from a university paper. "There are some people in the Bush administration who have the same mentality as Arafat or [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon. I can name names, like Ashcroft, Cheney and Rumsfeld, although that is considered impolite."
Over the next year-and-a-half, Soros continued to seethe. He began to compare the Bush administration to the Nazis: "When I hear Bush say, 'You're either with us or against us,' it reminds me of the Germans," he told the Washington Post. "My experiences [in Hungary] under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me." Indeed, declared Soros: "Bush feels that on Sept. 11 he was anointed by God. He's leading the U.S. and the world toward a vicious circle of escalating violence." This from a self-proclaimed atheist.
On top of $10 million reportedly promised or spent on anti-Bush advertising campaigns, Soros pledged up to $5 million to mobilize anti-Bush activists and voters online. He and other wealthy donors are financing the Internet political-mobilization project MoveOn.org, founded by a California millionaire in 1998 to defend President Clinton from impeachment. More recently, MoveOn.org has organized opposition to the U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein. It claims an "international network" of 2 million online activists. According to its home page, initiatives of MoveOn.org include: "Fire Rumsfeld and change course" and "Investigate the White House."
Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of the important new book Funding Evil, has watched Soros and his operations for years. "Soros uses his philanthropy to change or, more accurately, deconstruct the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people," she said. In the 1990s, he gave millions to legalize illegal drugs. He provided $15 million in start-up money the same amount he's pledged so far to defeat Bush for Project Death in America, a grant-making organization to promote euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
In a 1995 interview with the New Yorker, Soros said he was disappointed that his terminally ill father wouldn't die quickly enough. His father "unfortunately wanted to live," Soros said. "I was kind of disappointed in him. ... I wrote him off."
Ehrenfeld's research shows Soros' multimillion-dollar campaigns to legalize drugs in the United States follows his logic, in Soros' own words, that "the war on drugs is doing more harm to our society than drug abuse itself," and that since "substance abuse is endemic in most societies ... the war on drugs cannot be won."
That also seems to be the tycoon's approach to fighting terrorism. "How can we escape from the trap that the terrorists have set us?" he asked his University of Pennsylvania audience in early 2002. "Only by recognizing that the war on terrorism cannot be won by waging war." Full stop. His solution: "Correct the grievances on which terrorism feeds." Which is just what fellow travelers said about communism before Ronald Reagan led the United States to victory in the Cold War, say Soros critics.
This effort by Soros and other big-rich lefties takes place in the context of a pull-out-all-stops attempt by top Democrats in Congress to use any means necessary to defeat the president in 2004, according to GOP professionals. A multiplier for Soros and his allies, frustrated administration officials say, is the expert way in which congressional Democrats have been waging powerful political-warfare operations by exploiting and abusing the national-security oversight process.
In the Halperin style, Soros watchers say, the once collegial and bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has been turned into a dysfunctional and bitterly partisan battleground. Indeed, that $15 million pledge by Soros came just as it was revealed by commentator Sean Hannity that Sen. Jay Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., vice chairman of the committee, had directed staff to prepare options for abusing the Intelligence Committee's investigative powers to discredit the Bush administration and undermine the war in Iraq. Hannity then produced the memo.
"This strategy memo lays bare what we've started to see for some time: an orchestrated effort by Democrats at a time of war to improperly use an intelligence investigation as a weapon against President Bush," said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. "The memo completely shreds Democrats' claims of bipartisanship in this investigation and falsely attributes ugly motives to the president, members of his administration and fellow members of Congress. It has reached conclusions about this investigation before it's even been concluded."
Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said on the Fox News program Hannity & Colmes, "I had a conversation with Sen. Rockefeller. He's indicated in his statement that he instructed his staff to prepare the report. I'm not going to go any further than that."
Referring to the memo, Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., declared: "If this is not treason, it's the first cousin of treason." So far, no Republican leader has matched the Georgia Democrat's toughness.
Conservatives (sometimes to their own detriment) tend to want to speak the TRUTH and not to engage in the politics of HATE which things the LEFT cannot exist without.
Just like Hitler (an avowed Socialist) and all of the Lefts other small brained icons.
According to an article in World Magazine about 3 months ago ---
Ninety two percent (92%) of all donations of $1 million or more in the 2002 election cycle went to the Democratic Party.
So, tell me once again - just which party is the "party of the little guy"??? And which party is being "bought and paid for by fatcat contributors"???
well...we can dream can't we? I have loathed that ungrateful bastard for over a decade now.
Soros has a plan! What's the sleaze, Halperin but Soros' apparently very capable operative? This country is in deep doodoo.
"Congressional Democrats have been waging powerful political-warfare operations by exploiting and abusing the national-security oversight process. In the Halperin style, Soros watchers say, the once collegial and bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has been turned into a dysfunctional and bitterly partisan battleground. Indeed, that $15 million pledge by Soros came just as it was revealed by commentator Sean Hannity that Sen. Jay Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., vice chairman of the committee, had directed staff to prepare options for abusing the Intelligence Committee's investigative powers to discredit the Bush administration and undermine the war in Iraq. Hannity then produced the memo."
PROBLEM IS the communists are running the country. The State Department, The National Security Council, they're all over the place. The end is near of this once great nation. It's way past time to wake up. But waking up WON'T happen.
The media covers all this up, never talks about it, or outrightly blames the evil on the Conservatives. Goodbye America.
When are people going to see that all this subterfuge and destruction could not happen without a willing, co-operative PRESS. When are people going to see that THE MEDIA is the most EVIL institution in this country. Well, it's too late now! Nearly everyone is still sleeping. Bye America!! You get what you deserve.
He and the other communists are quite close to the final takeover. Sleep on.
"Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of the important new book Funding Evil, has watched Soros and his operations for years. "Soros uses his philanthropy to change or, more accurately, deconstruct the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people," she said."
See how it works? Remember, he is far from alone.
You just wait Henry Higgins, you just wait. Who knows what lurks?
Besides attempting to hamstring US intelligence, legalize drugs, promote euthanasia etc, he is also a great believer that only the police and military need firearms, world wide. He donates millions to gun control groups around the globe. That makes him a direct enemy to all real Americans.
Wrong. The 2/3 of America that the wacko 1/3 once managed to put asleep with their cajoling and lies is now AWAKE. And more of the remaining sleepers are awakening from their left-induced catatonia every minute.
It is the far LEFT that has exposed itself for what it really is and is on a fast track down the tubes.
Good things happen. :)
Oh! You mean things like SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE? MORE ENTITLEMENTS WE ALL PAY FOR CRIMINALS AND ILLEGAL ALIENS? MAYBE DRIVERS LICENSES FOR ILLEGALS?
You are spinning a twist on words beyond belief. THIS White House is far more pro-biz (and NOT just "big biz") then any in a long time.
Gimme a break.
This "AmericanVictory" really looks like one of the first pricks in the DNC lie wave that is coming.
Not this year and not next....
I wish you were right but you are certainly not. Check this post to another freeper.
The mainstream media still rules. And that's why Hillary may be President someday soon. The relative silence in the mainstream media about Hillary's Iraq comments is the same thing, but on a much less important scale, as the silence in the media about the contents of the memo by sleazy Jay Rockefeller and his staff on the Intelligence Committee.
As long as the media is still nearly completely controlled by the same socialist owwners, this country will go to hell with ignorance and disinformation.
The American citizens are in a dark hole where they have allowed the mainstream media over the past 50 years and longer to become controlled by a small group of the same like-minded, socialist, intentionally destructive people. Because of that, little truth is known, and most Americans continue to be in the dark.
When Rockefeller's committee can plan what they were planning on the Iraq issue, and the story is nearly completely ignored by the media, or merely pooh-poohed by the media, the commies will remain in the State Department, the National SecurityCouncil, the Congress, and elsewhere.
The country has no chance as long as the media is centered in their hands. And don't kid yourselves out there, the media ownership is not changing quickly enough. For sure, Rush, FoxNews, the internet, and others are a very welcome and needed relief. But they're still WAY TOO LATE, especially for the 2004 election. The evil control is still pervasive.
Just look at what percentage of people who vote know the real Hillary Clinton. Just look at the number of Americans who know the details of the Intelligence committee memo or the one about the Conservative judicial nominees. Very, very few.
Yes the lamesream media still rules, so look out for Hillary and a terribly weakened America in the near future. Most Americans are still in the dark, and that is the intention of the owners of the mainstream media (and this certainly includes Hollywood), who are hand in hand with the international powerful who wish to bring America down. And we are going down.
Check out the new article in "Insight Magazine" called "White House playing into Soros' hands? - Soros Resolves to Bring Bush Down" by J. Michael Waller, Dec. 1, 2003.
George Soros, Morton Halperin, John Podesta and the rest are evil, anti-Americans and are very relentless, and are out to tear down this country. And, we Americans are near the end of their operation, not the beginning of it. This has been going on for decades. They're job is almost finished.
We know, because we tried to work with all parties here in Washington to implement solutions and so far, have received no assistance from the White House, or either party in Congress. This may soon change but it will follow our having spent several years putting together the private financng to implement solutions such as providing for us to have cheaper, cleaner gasoline that greatly lessens our dependence on foreign oil, while working at at the state rather than the federal level.
On this one, for example, Senator John McCain is correct when he says that the now stalled energy bill is not a policy so much as a collection of subsidies, with no subsidy left behind. Moreover they are subsidies that will ot provide solutions to the glaring problem of oil dependence but will crowd out solutions. Small business has to be more than a collection of owners of franchises and local retail as kind of house pet collection, it has to be an arena where those who come up with better technology displacing our present technology, are allowed the capital formation to implement it.
Such things as reliance on the Cheney task force for solutions to our energy dependence problem are the least effective way to find a solution to the problem. If those involved in that task force had solutions they were comfortabler with adopting we would have seen them implemented long since.
The simple truth is that the solutions would displace their present technology and they will not allow them to proceed unless they can control them and retard them. There is a track record on this and it will be revealed over the next year as the implementation of the actual solutions proceeds.
He lived under both communist and Nazi rule, he sounds like a convert. I only want to know, what's he doing here?
.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Senate Armed Services Committee..
A lot of Soros observers believe that he was an opportunist who was groomed by the communists to infiltrate the West as a sleeper agent, while pretending to "escape" from Hungary.
Want the TRUTH about Bill and Hillary?
I just read the Newsmax cover story was on Soros, Clinton's buddy!
(It sure gave me a creepy feeling!)
Soros, a Jew pretended to be a Christian during Hitler's
reign, to avoid the concentration camps. But, then he worked for the Nazi's passing out literature get other Jews to turn themselves into the death camps!
Then, later he became "fascinated" with Communism and went to Russia to study that system!
Billionaire Soros is working over time, and giving tons of money to defeat Bush and he's a great friend of the Clinton's!
The Nazi-Communist Connection to
The Conspiring Clintons.
Soros is..Living History.
This needs a good "Halperin" bump to the top