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Bush planned Iraq regime change before election
The Sunday Herald | 9-15-02 | Neil Mackay

Posted on 09/15/2002 12:25:03 PM PDT by eagles

Sunday Herald - 15 September 2002 Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President By Neil Mackay

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A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says: 'The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. 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.'

The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests'.

This 'American grand strategy' must be advanced for 'as far into the future as possible', the report says. It also calls for the US to 'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars' as a 'core mission'.

The report describes American armed forces abroad as 'the cavalry on the new American frontier'. The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier document written by Wolfowitz and Libby that said the US must 'discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role'.

The PNAC report also:

l refers to key allies such as the UK as 'the most effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership';

l describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding American political leadership rather than that of the United Nations';

l reveals worries in the administration that Europe could rival the USA;

l says 'even should Saddam pass from the scene' bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain permanently -- despite domestic opposition in the Gulf regimes to the stationing of US troops -- as 'Iran may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has';

l spotlights China for 'regime change' saying 'it is time to increase the presence of American forces in southeast Asia'. This, it says, may lead to 'American and allied power providing the spur to the process of democratisation in China';

l calls for the creation of 'US Space Forces', to dominate space, and the total control of cyberspace to prevent 'enemies' using the internet against the US;

l hints that, despite threatening war against Iraq for developing weapons of mass destruction, the US may consider developing biological weapons -- which the nation has banned -- in decades to come. It says: 'New methods of attack -- electronic, 'non-lethal', biological -- will be more widely available ... combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes ... advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool';

l and pinpoints North Korea, Libya, Syria and Iran as dangerous regimes and says their existence justifies the creation of a 'world-wide command-and-control system'.

Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP, father of the House of Commons and one of the leading rebel voices against war with Iraq, said: 'This is garbage from right-wing think-tanks stuffed with chicken-hawks -- men who have never seen the horror of war but are in love with the idea of war. Men like Cheney, who were draft-dodgers in the Vietnam war.

'This is a blueprint for US world domination -- a new world order of their making. These are the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world. I am appalled that a British Labour Prime Minister should have got into bed with a crew which has this moral standing.'


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; iraq; paranoia; regimechange; thinktank; year2000
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A liberal friend sent me this. Would be interested in the opinion of fellow freepers.
1 posted on 09/15/2002 12:25:03 PM PDT by eagles
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To: eagles
Your first post in almost four years and you chose to post this?
2 posted on 09/15/2002 12:26:54 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: eagles
Scooter Libby in on the planning? HAR-DE-HAR-HAR!
3 posted on 09/15/2002 12:27:00 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: eagles
My opinion? The aspiring fiction writer who penned this crap shouldn't quit his day job:

calls for the creation of 'US Space Forces', to dominate space

Yeah! Space Rangers!

4 posted on 09/15/2002 12:28:35 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: eagles
Glad to see the loony left's black-helicopter crowd is so much lamer than ours.
5 posted on 09/15/2002 12:29:16 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher
spotlights China for 'regime change'

LOL.

6 posted on 09/15/2002 12:33:29 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: eagles
is your bong full?
7 posted on 09/15/2002 12:35:21 PM PDT by glock rocks
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To: eagles
This piece is really quite hilarious. It states this:

The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier document written by Wolfowitz and Libby that said the US must 'discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role'.

And then two sentences later states this:

refers to key allies such as the UK as 'the most effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership';

They can't even keep their lies consistent...

8 posted on 09/15/2002 12:35:57 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: eagles
...combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes...

"The World Of Microbes" - Tues. night at ten eastern - only on The Discovery Channel.

9 posted on 09/15/2002 12:36:05 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: eagles
Oh please . . what tripe. Regime change inside Iraq has been the official position of the United States since 1999.

Bush hasn't changed a thing.

10 posted on 09/15/2002 12:36:47 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: eagles
Yeah. I think Bat-Boy leaked this secret report in the October, 2000 National Enquirer. That's why he chose to support gore.
11 posted on 09/15/2002 12:37:13 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: M. Thatcher
'American and allied power providing the spur to the process of democratisation in China'

Maggie - is it not proper to exactly reproduce a phrase when quoting it? Or are these guys in the Administration merely Anglophobes?

12 posted on 09/15/2002 12:41:40 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: eagles
Your liberal friend is a loony.
13 posted on 09/15/2002 12:41:50 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: Senator Pardek
Er - I mean Anglophiles....
14 posted on 09/15/2002 12:42:40 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek
...combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes...

Thinking...thinking...Okay! I just picked my branch of service. I choose Interdimensional Combat.

(Microbes creep me out up close)

15 posted on 09/15/2002 12:45:43 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: eagles
The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says: 'The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. 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.' [emphasis added]

Shows what, again?

16 posted on 09/15/2002 12:46:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: eagles
Actually, I hope the administrator decides to get this piece of crap out of here...no offense.
17 posted on 09/15/2002 12:48:46 PM PDT by Wait4Truth
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To: eagles; dighton
Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP, father of the House of Commons and one of the leading rebel voices against war with Iraq, said:

"Where are your rebel friends NOW?"

18 posted on 09/15/2002 12:50:23 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: eagles
I'd remind Neil Mackay (the article's author) of an American phrase:
"Timing Is Everything"

Note these two passages:
The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And
Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).


and

reveals worries in the administration that Europe could rival the USA;

The Dubya administration didn't start until a day late in January 2001.

Maybe this article is subtly telling us that Dubya was already assured the
Presidency in September 2000...even before the election.

Wow...what a cool conspiracy theory...
19 posted on 09/15/2002 12:50:32 PM PDT by VOA
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To: hellinahandcart; Physicist
Is it not true that if hellinahandcart were transformed into a 4 dimensional soldier, HIAHC could be positioned to shoot a weapon whose ammo would appear out of nowhere, from the enemy's point of view?
20 posted on 09/15/2002 12:52:37 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: eagles
Please add a HUMOR ALERT to this work of fiction.

Never mind that you can take the excessive verbiage of ANY think-tank's musings and snip out-of-context quotes to make it mean *anything*, never mind that this supposed "blueprint" doesnt come AT ALL from the Bush administration itself, the various inconsistent and space-cadet assumptions ("Space Rangers????") proves this is Leftie version of the tin-foil hat brigade ... btw, where are the "Black Helicopters" in all this? Surely that must be part of the plan? LOL! ..... As Dan Rather said: What is the frequency, Kenneth???!??

PS. Read Bush's UN speech - he's PLENTY CLEAR ENOUGH ABOUT HIS POLICIES!

21 posted on 09/15/2002 12:54:17 PM PDT by WOSG
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To: Howlin
Pax Americana... Heh.
22 posted on 09/15/2002 12:54:57 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Senator Pardek
nowhere...

and anywhere...

23 posted on 09/15/2002 12:57:12 PM PDT by glock rocks
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To: Senator Pardek
Is it not true that if hellinahandcart were transformed into a 4 dimensional soldier, HIAHC could be positioned to shoot a weapon whose ammo would appear out of nowhere, from the enemy's point of view?

Cool!

But will that extra dimension make me look fat?

24 posted on 09/15/2002 12:57:55 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Howlin
JEB too? ROTFLMAO... I wonder why I wasn't included...
25 posted on 09/15/2002 12:58:07 PM PDT by piasa
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To: hellinahandcart
(Microbes creep me out up close)

As they are living on and inside you this could be a problem. ;^)

a.cricket

26 posted on 09/15/2002 1:00:26 PM PDT by another cricket
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To: Howlin
...combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes...

I could do this...

Really...

You should see this bleu cheese in my fridge.

It used to be deep yellow Wisconsin extra sharp cheddar.

27 posted on 09/15/2002 1:03:45 PM PDT by piasa
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To: another cricket
They're in my world, I can live with that. But I don't want to go into theirs, m'kay?

Have you SEEN some of these things under magnification? Yecch...

28 posted on 09/15/2002 1:04:43 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Senator Pardek
Or are these guys in the Administration merely Anglophobes?

We should ask the Defence Secretary.

29 posted on 09/15/2002 1:06:48 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: ChadGore
Oh, thank you for making this point! Clinton's policy while still in office was regime change in Iraq. He was just too busy with pardons and BJ's to do anything about it!

But I don't expect anyone in the press to point any of that out.

As for this article. BS.

30 posted on 09/15/2002 1:09:55 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: piasa
I wonder why I wasn't included...

You were there. I saw you. Right before they took all non-essential personal for their eye exam...

oops.

Pay no attention to me. Of course you weren't there.

Oh, crud.

a.cricket

31 posted on 09/15/2002 1:10:46 PM PDT by another cricket
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To: eagles
It all sounds good to me.

You have to hand it Cheney, don't you? There he was, locked in a tight campaign in Sept. 2000 but squeezing in that couple extra hours a day writing up his plan for global domination.

32 posted on 09/15/2002 1:12:32 PM PDT by Timm
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To: eagles
Regime change in Iraq has been American policy since 1998, courtesy of Bill Clinton and the Dascholeites. They just forgot. Add a little salt and pepper and feed that to your liberal amigos.
33 posted on 09/15/2002 1:12:54 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: eagles
A liberal friend sent me this. Would be interested in the opinion of fellow freepers.

get new friends.

34 posted on 09/15/2002 1:17:21 PM PDT by glock rocks
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To: piasa
I'm surprised you weren't included. You obviously have a LOT to add! Maybe you could email the White House now.
35 posted on 09/15/2002 1:18:01 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: eagles
Time for the Kool-Aid...


36 posted on 09/15/2002 1:23:32 PM PDT by Fintan
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To: Howlin
Heheheh. Our sinister plot has now come together. Lynn Cheney carried the messages to the conspirators, along with Laura Bush.

When we thought we were going to be detected, Jenna Bush stepped in and volunteered to divert the press with a drinking scandal. Our plans proceeded.

Then when we thought we might not get European support for our grand plan for global domination, we found out that Tony Blair was blackmailable.

Of course, Berlusconi and the Spanish leader were compromised.

Nice to see a plan coming together.

SNORT!!!!

37 posted on 09/15/2002 1:24:59 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: eagles; Howlin
The author of this screed...... and Link to the article


Neil Mackay
Home Affairs Editor
neil.mackay@sundayherald.com

38 posted on 09/15/2002 1:28:47 PM PDT by deport
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To: eagles
Sunday Herald - 15 September 2002

Can anybody tell me where in England (I presume) this piece of head cheese was produced? This matches some of the best I've seen from their fellow travelers like the NY Times and the Guardian but really belongs in Weekly World or one of that ilk.

If I went through all of the various think-tank and opinion groups found in any of the world's democracies, you'd find everything from Snail Darter consipracies to whale flatulence! I wonder how much they paid their secret informant for a copy of this secret blueprint they just now uncovered? Do you suppose that he went any further than removing the copyright notices on the magazine pages?

39 posted on 09/15/2002 1:31:13 PM PDT by SES1066
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To: Timm
All the Navy brass said Cheney was good at multitasking.

And if it hadn't been for Algore delaying the transition by denying the Bush & Cheney Transition Team the use of its rightful offices, we would have conquered Iraq by now and we'd be well on our way to Damascus. And after that, MARS!

40 posted on 09/15/2002 1:36:32 PM PDT by piasa
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To: eagles
http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

Unfortunately, their site appears to be down.

41 posted on 09/15/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT by Lessismore
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To: deport
He looks to me like he just cut the cheese...
42 posted on 09/15/2002 1:40:16 PM PDT by Humidston
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To: Miss Marple
Shhhhhhhhhh!
43 posted on 09/15/2002 1:43:35 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: eagles
Actually, I wish would would do a few of these things. Nukes are becoming common. If someone (we...who else?) doesn't do something to put a crimp on crazy regimes, we are all going end up glowing.
44 posted on 09/15/2002 1:44:39 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: Miss Marple
You think that's sneaky, you should see what job India the cat was assigned.

You notice how deftly the CIA arranged for India to leave the limelight? No one's been on her tail since India went under cover.

The job is done already...

India engineered the regime change of Socks the Cat's spouse by revealing to Hillary that Socks saw what happened to Vince Foster when he was out cattin' around; Hillary then neutered Socks... now there are no heirs to the throne.

India had the whole genitalia thing covered up in a Washingtom park. So long as Barney doesn't dig it up again by mistake they never will be found.

Now I hear there's trouble at Saddam Hussein's gazelle farm.

45 posted on 09/15/2002 1:47:27 PM PDT by piasa
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To: SES1066
Glasgow Scotland and for sale also
46 posted on 09/15/2002 1:58:22 PM PDT by deport
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To: Timm
You forget that Dick Cheney was also tied-up with the search for a VP. [smirk]
47 posted on 09/15/2002 2:43:55 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: eagles
A Pax Americana? After the horrors of 9-11 its just the Rx the doctor called for. And we're the doctor and the world's a sick place. We can't wait for it to heal on its own. Its boils have to be lanced before they infect us and we become terminally ill. We must see to it another 9-11 never happens here. As the President rightly pledged last week, that's a sacred promise the USA means to keep whether the world goes along with it or not. God Bless The USA!!!
48 posted on 09/15/2002 2:52:11 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: dirtboy
Fun to see liberal twits trip over their tongues, isn't it...
49 posted on 09/15/2002 3:55:24 PM PDT by Acela
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To: dirtboy
"Yeah! Space Rangers!"

Not necessarily as far out as you think:

Bush Approves Plan to Merge U.S. Commands Over Military's Space, Nuclear Forces (Associated Press)
President George W. Bush has approved plans to merge the military's commands over its space and nuclear forces, a lawmaker says.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld could announce the decision as early as Wednesday, defense officials said.

The new command, which is yet to be named, would combine the U.S. Space Command and the U.S. Strategic Command. It almost certainly will be based at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, where Strategic Command is based now, according to Nebraska's two senators, Republican Chuck Hagel and Democrat Ben Nelson. Hagel said Bush had approved the plan.

(MORE)


50 posted on 09/16/2002 7:11:30 AM PDT by sheltonmac
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