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  • A lot to A.N.S.W.E.R. for

    05/05/2003 11:12:38 AM PDT · by yonif · 24 replies · 557+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 1, 2003 | Edward Grossman
    Israel-bashing figures prominently in 'teach-ins' where San Franciscans seek a flavor of the Vietnam era Let's admit it - San Francisco is gorgeous, and deserves its name as the capital of resistance to what the US is trying to do in the Middle East. After all, while other places from coast to coast had rallies and marches before and during Operation Iraqi Freedom, only there were thousands "hauled off by the pigs" for blocking the financial district, and only there was there a rally and march almost every Saturday for weeks and weeks until Saturday, April 19. But were all...
  • Neoconservatism in the Obama Age

    01/17/2009 4:41:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 381+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 01.07.09 | Patrick Krey
    Neoconservatives are elated with Obama's appointments, recognizing that the new guard is very much like the old.  Some traditional conservatives were hoping that with Bush leaving office and Obama coming in, the neocons would be put out of power, but sadly, they're not going away that easily. Contrary to the public's perception of President-elect Obama as the peace candidate, he has been extremely hawkish in his appointments. The selection of Joe Biden as a running mate was a sign that the globalist and hawkish wing of the Democratic Party (where the neocons originally hailed from) was going to be strongly...
  • Bush Adminstration Unites with Al Qaeda in Kosovo

    02/21/2008 10:03:26 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 88 replies · 284+ views
    America’s war on terror has come full circle. By pledging his support of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia, President George W. Bush has sanctioned the genocide of thousands of Serbian Christians in the Balkans and the creation, thanks to al Qaeda, of a radical Muslim state at the doorway to Europe. After announcing their independence from Serbia on February 16, thousands of ethnic Albanians (Muslims) took to the streets waving American flags and singing patriotic songs. While the national press provided glowing coverage of these demonstrations as proof that the “Kosovars” were adamantly pro-America, few media outlets took notice...
  • Bush to Nominate Khalilzad to U.N. Post

    01/04/2007 12:19:43 PM PST · by NinoFan · 200 replies · 7,042+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | January 4, 2006 | JONATHAN KARL and KIRIT RADIA
  • Progressives Try To Plagiarize National Security Strategy Again

    08/18/2006 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 9 replies · 467+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 8/17/06 | Sam Pender
    The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) is a more centrist element of today’s Democratic Party. After Sen. Lieberman’s primary defeat last week, I decided to go to the DLC website and see how the centrist Democrats were reacting to their defeat as well as the victory of the far left. There wasn’t a canned response at that time. I had hoped that the DLC would have prepared both win and lose positions in advance, but apparently the party just can’t figure out how to pander to their base of pacifists, appeasers, geo-political procrastinators, Bush-haters, socialists etc. while at the same time...
  • Mel Gibson Unplugged (Mel Gibson And The Jews Rule The World Agenda Exposed Alert)

    08/01/2006 1:51:22 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 155 replies · 3,653+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 08/01/06 | Don Feder
    I was one of a number of Jewish conservatives who spoke out in defense of Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of The Christ. (See "More Power To Mel," published in FrontPageMag.com on February 10, 2004.) For that, I have no regrets. I believed then – and continue to believe – that The Passion is not anti-Semitic. However, based on what followed Gibson’s drunk-driving arrest on Friday, I’m convinced that the actor/director himself is an anti-Semite. According to various news reports, when he was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy in Malibu for DUI, Gibson was enraged. At one point, he reportedly...
  • CSPAN airs panel this weekend accusing US gov't insiders of 9/11 attacks and blowing up 3 WTC bldgs

    07/29/2006 2:08:53 PM PDT · by lirium · 280 replies · 3,475+ views
    Panelist Webster Tarpley makes the claim in his book, 9/11 Synthetic Terror, that 9/11 was a coup d'etat by a financier elite to force George W. Bush into a "war of civilizations." The panel agreed that this invisible government war party goes back perhaps to the 1846 Mexican war, certainly to the USS Maine and the Spanish American War of 1898, and has arranged more and more frequent "false-flag" provocations since the Gulf of Tonkin and the Israel/Palestine crisis. They also accused this "string-pulling elite" of using terror to restrict traditional constitutional freedoms. Schedule Info: ( http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/fullschedule.csp?timeid=212020916804 ) Sat July...
  • "We have to bring these guys down"- Rants from a raving moonbat Professor at University of Iowa

    05/13/2006 8:03:57 PM PDT · by RushCrush · 34 replies · 1,955+ views
    The Iowa City Press Citizen | 5-9-2006 | Loren Glass
  • WP: Vital Presidential Power

    12/19/2005 11:30:02 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 1,263+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2005 | William Kristol and Gary Schmitt
    A U.S. president has just received word that American counterterrorist operatives have captured a senior al Qaeda operative in Pakistan. Among his possessions are a couple of cell phones -- phones that contain several American phone numbers. In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, what's a president to do? If the president were taking the advice offered by some politicians and pundits in recent days, he would order the attorney general to go to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The attorney general would ask that panel of federal judges for a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to...
  • (A MUST READ) The Clinton Administration's Public Case Against Saddam Hussein

    11/12/2005 9:10:44 AM PST · by doug from upland · 49 replies · 3,557+ views
    http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraq-20040623.htm "The [Bush] Administration did not hesitate to heighten and distort public fear of terrorism after September 11th, to create a political case for attacking Iraq." -- Former Vice President Al Gore, February 5, 2004The Clinton Administration's Public Case Against Saddam Hussein In June of 1997, Iraq officials had ratcheted up their obstruction of UNSCOM inspection efforts. They interfered with UNSCOM air operations and denied and delayed access of inspectors to sites. In September, they burned documents at sites while inspectors watched outside the front entrance. By mid-November, Saddam Hussein had demanded an end to U-2 surveillance flights over Iraq...
  • Iraq: Setting the Record Straight (Definitive 108 page Report; BOOKMARK)

    11/01/2005 4:34:45 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 1,985+ views
    Iraq:Setting the Record Straight  Contents Preface.................................................................................................................................i I. Iraq: The Clinton Administration’s Case.……………………………...................1 II. Iraq: The Perspective from Washington on March 18, 2003.................................13 III. Iraq: A History of Deception, Obstruction & Failure to Meet International Obligations.......................................................................................17 IV. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Nuclear Weapons Program...................................32 V. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Missile and UAV Programs..................................43 VI. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Chemical/Biological Weapons Programs.............54 VII. Questions and Answers: Iraq’s Ties to Terrorism and al Qaeda..........................70 Appendix: “The Right War for the Right Reasons”.........................................................78     Preface Two years after the invasion of Iraq, we still do not know with complete confidence what happened to...
  • The Clinton Administration's Public Case Against Saddam Hussein (Must Read Repost;Loaded With Info)

    11/01/2005 4:14:38 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 1,501+ views
    "The [Bush] Administration did not hesitate to heighten and distort public fear of terrorism after September 11th, to create a political case for attacking Iraq." -- Former Vice President Al Gore, February 5, 2004The Clinton Administration's Public Case Against Saddam Hussein In June of 1997, Iraq officials had ratcheted up their obstruction of UNSCOM inspection efforts. They interfered with UNSCOM air operations and denied and delayed access of inspectors to sites. In September, they burned documents at sites while inspectors watched outside the front entrance. By mid-November, Saddam Hussein had demanded an end to U-2 surveillance flights over Iraq and...
  • The Clinton Administration's Public Case Against Saddam Hussein

    10/25/2005 11:06:43 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 8 replies · 887+ views
    New American Century ^ | 10-25-2005 | PNAC
    In June of 1997, Iraq officials had ratcheted up their obstruction of UNSCOM inspection efforts. They interfered with UNSCOM air operations and denied and delayed access of inspectors to sites. In September, they burned documents at sites while inspectors watched outside the front entrance. By mid-November, Saddam Hussein had demanded an end to U-2 surveillance flights over Iraq and called on American inspectors to leave Iraq.1 Iraqis also began moving equipment that could produce weapons of mass destruction out of the range of video cameras inspectors had installed inside key industrial facilities.2 At first, the Clinton administration adopted a generally...
  • Therapy as Policy: CIA and Clandestine Ops (PNAC)

    10/16/2005 1:20:48 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 290+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | October 14, 2005 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Therapy as Policy: CIA and Clandestine OpsIn today’s Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports (“CIA to Remain Coordinator of Overseas Spying”) that the Agency’s operations directorate will continue in its senior intelligence community role for coordinating and overseeing all other clandestine human intelligence collection activities of the U.S. Government. This will include the overseas activities of both the FBI and various Defense Department Agencies. As Pincus notes, this “keeps the CIA’s traditional position as leader” of U.S. human collection intact.Approved by the White House, the plan ignores the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s recommendation that...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-08-05 ("Why aren't the democrats talking about PNAC...?")

    08/08/2005 6:34:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 159 replies · 3,343+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 8, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I think a fascinating idea for a book is for some shrink to analyze the Mind of the Left. Such a book could be called “Psychosis of the Left.” And it is indeed a psychosis. As any of you following the DUmmie FUnnies for the past few months know, the DUmmie Left suffers from a plethora of bizarre mental aberrations. Such aberrations take a variety of forms. For example total fantasy in which “I BEEEEELEEEVE John Kerry will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.” Let us also not forget the many DUmmie scenarios of creating their own alternate reality in...
  • Kristol and Schmitt: Bring The Troops Home?

    07/16/2005 7:54:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 572+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | July 14, 2005 | William Kristol & Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: William Kristol & Gary SchmittSUBJECT: Bring The Troops Home?Yesterday’s front page of the Washington Post carried a story about a classified memo from Britain’s defense minister to Prime Minister Tony Blair detailing “emerging U.S. plans” to reduce by half the number of soldiers in Iraq by next summer. This would leave American troop levels at around 66,000. The Pentagon has denied there are any fixed plans as yet and reductions will depend on conditions in Iraq.Although the Pentagon is surely accurate in saying that no final determination to reduce troop levels has been made, it is...
  • Secretary Rice in Egypt

    06/22/2005 6:54:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 323+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | June 22, 2005 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: Gary SchmittSUBJECT: Secretary Rice in EgyptSecretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s speech yesterday at the American University in Cairo was a remarkably impressive speech. Indeed, diplomatic historians may some day put it in the league with Secretary George Marshall’s speech at Harvard announcing the Truman administration’s Marshall Plan. Calling on Egypt and its president, Hosni Mubarak, to lead the way in moving his country and, indeed, the region toward the establishment of constitutional and liberal democracy, Secretary Rice laid down a series of markers for Egypt’s president and his government to fulfill their promise of democratic change....
  • Half Measures in Egypt

    05/10/2005 5:49:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | May 10, 2005 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Half Measures in Egypt According to press reports, Egypt’s parliament is likely to pass a constitutional amendment today that would allow opposition figures to run for president. This apparent democratic breakthrough, however, is undermined by the amendment’s stipulation that to be placed on a presidential ballot a candidate would need the approval of 300 members from various “elected” Egyptian government bodies – bodies now under the control of the sitting president, Hosni Mubarak.The decision by Egypt to take this half measure is the result of pressure put on President Mubarak by President Bush and Secretary...
  • Chinese Threat to American Leadership in Space

    05/09/2005 4:49:57 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 19 replies · 504+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 05/09/05 | Gabriele Garibaldi
    The Ronald Reagan years saw the introduction of the US space program. Temporarily halted under Bill Clinton, it was reinstated when Donald Rumsfeld became the American Secretary of Defense. The zeal with which he relaunched the US space programs - acquiescing to the military and industial military lobbies' requests for rapidly developing space weapons - is evidence of a throwing down of the gauntlet to potential "peer competitors" of the United States. Furthermore, this decision conforms to the will expressed by the Bush administration to definitively reaffirm and consolidate the unipolar role of the United States in the twenty-first century...
  • Iraq: Setting the Record Straight (Project for the New American Century) [BOOKMARK!]

    05/03/2005 7:14:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 725+ views
    Iraq:Setting the Record Straight ContentsPreface.................................................................................................................................i I. Iraq: The Clinton Administration’s Case.……………………………...................1II. Iraq: The Perspective from Washington on March 18, 2003.................................13III. Iraq: A History of Deception, Obstruction & Failure to MeetInternational Obligations.......................................................................................17IV. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Nuclear Weapons Program...................................32V. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Missile and UAV Programs..................................43VI. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Chemical/Biological Weapons Programs.............54VII. Questions and Answers: Iraq’s Ties to Terrorism and al Qaeda..........................70Appendix: “The Right War for the Right Reasons”.........................................................78  PrefaceTwo years after the invasion of Iraq, we still do not know with complete confidence what happened to all of the stockpiles of weapons and weapons precursors that Saddam’s government admitted to...
  • Bolton's the One

    04/09/2005 1:42:50 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 441+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2005 | William Kristol
    FULL DISCLOSURE (okay, partial disclosure--let's not get carried away with media ethics breast-beating): John Bolton has been an occasional contributor to this magazine. He served in the late 1990s as a director of the Project for the New American Century, which I chair. And he is a friend. More than all that, though, he is an exceptional choice to serve as our next U.N. ambassador. He should be confirmed quickly and easily by the Senate. He has, after all, been confirmed for high government positions four times before. He has served in those posts with distinction during three administrations, untainted...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-25-05 ("What would happen if Americans really KNEW?")

    03/25/2005 7:04:06 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 169 replies · 2,144+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 25, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    DUmmies feel that they have special knowledge about some inside secret about the EVIL Bush Regime and that if the American People somehow find out what that secret is, they would overthrow “BFEE.” You can read all about this DUmmie fantasy in this THREAD titled, “What would happen if Americans really KNEW?” The secretive DUmmie fantasies are in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, playing “I’ve Got A Secret,” is in the [brackets]: What would happen if Americans really KNEW? [If Americans really KNEW how truly vile the DUmmiecrats are, you would be losing elections by...
  • Iran's "Right" to a Nuclear Program

    03/24/2005 1:39:59 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 363+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | March 16, 2005 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Iran's "Right" to a Nuclear Program According to a front-page story in the New York Times yesterday ("Reshaping Nuclear Rules," by David Sanger), the Bush administration is seeking to close loopholes in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). The administration's concern is that the treaty allows states to become virtual or actual nuclear weapons states under the guise of acquiring technology, infrastructure, and know-how for "peaceful" nuclear energy programs.The core problem with the NPT is that it appears to give non-nuclear weapon states a "right" to nuclear technology and assistance in exchange for foreswearing weapons...
  • Human Rights and the EU Arms Embargo

    03/24/2005 1:36:28 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 317+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | March 23, 2005 | Ellen Bork
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: ELLEN BORK, Deputy DirectorSUBJECT: Human Rights and the EU Arms EmbargoFrom numerous accounts, it appears that the European Union will postpone plans to lift the arms embargo it imposed on Beijing in response to the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. According to the same accounts, Beijing’s enactment last week of a “law” authorizing the use of force against Taiwan tipped the scale against lifting the embargo before summer. Actions taken to exert even greater control over the Beijing-appointed leadership in Hong Kong reportedly also played a role, especially in London.Neither China’s intentions toward Taiwan, nor its...
  • The Future of Democracy in the Black Sea Region

    03/10/2005 6:28:50 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 396+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | March 9, 2005 | Bruce Pitcairn Jackson
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Democracy and the Black Sea RegionI would like to draw your attention to the testimony of Bruce P. Jackson, President of the Project on Transitional Democracies and a director of the Project for the New American Century, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on European Affairs. Mr. Jackson's statement - "The Future of Democracy in the Black Sea Region" - makes a compelling case for why the region should matter to U.S. policymakers; details the gains and obstacles related to the development of democratic governance in the region; and offers a series of...
  • Robin Wright is Wrong (WaPo Reporter)

    02/18/2005 1:19:36 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 583+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | February 17, 2005 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERS FROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Robin Wright is WrongYesterday, Washington Post senior foreign policy reporter Robin Wright’s analysis of the recent elections in Iraq (“Iraq Winners Allied with Iran Are the Opposite of U.S. Vision”) ran on the Post’s front page. As the title to the piece suggests, Wright’s claim is that Iraqis “went to the polls and elected a government with a strong religious base – and very close ties to the Islamic republic next door.” But about the only thing right in that sentence is that the Iraqis “went to the polls.”First, the United Iraqi Alliance,...
  • PNAC: Letter to Congress on Increasing U.S. Ground Forces

    01/28/2005 1:57:55 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 5 replies · 341+ views
    PNAC ^ | January 28, 2005 | PNAC
    Dear Senator Frist, Senator Reid, Speaker Hastert, and Representative Pelosi: The United States military is too small for the responsibilities we are asking it to assume. Those responsibilities are real and important. They are not going away. The United States will not and should not become less engaged in the world in the years to come. But our national security, global peace and stability, and the defense and promotion of freedom in the post-9/11 world require a larger military force than we have today. The administration has unfortunately resisted increasing our ground forces to the size needed to meet today's...
  • Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times

    01/27/2005 6:20:10 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | January 20, 2005 | Daniel McKivergan
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: DANIEL MCKIVERGAN, Deputy DirectorSUBJECT: Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times Yesterday, the Washington Post reported ("Search for Banned Arms In Iraq Ended Last Month") that the conclusions reached in Charles Duelfer's September 2004 report on Iraq's weapons programs will be the "final word" on the subject. The New York Times editorial board weighed in today. The Times notes that what the "Iraqi invasion has actually proved is that the weapons inspection worked, that international sanctions - deeply, deeply messy as they turned out to be - worked, and that in the case of Saddam...
  • Schroeder in China

    12/08/2004 3:13:33 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 237+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | December 7, 2004 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERS FROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Schroeder in ChinaThere has recently been much talk on both sides of the Atlantic about the need to repair alliance relations. And it appears that President Bush has made this a priority in his second term. But "it takes two to tango," and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's call Monday - while on a state visit to Beijing - to end the European Union arms embargo on China suggests he has other priorities. George Bush's reelection is hardly a month old and the German leader is already dismissing what he knows to be a...
  • NO MORE MOORE (The DLC joins the witch-hunt; DNC/PNAC Connection) [lol alert]

    12/03/2004 7:31:49 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 952+ views
    New York Press ^ | December 2, 2004 | Matt Taibbi
    We've got to repudiate, you know, the most strident and insulting anti-American voices out there sometimes on our party's left... We can't have our party identified by Michael Moore and Hollywood as our cultural values.—Al From,CEO, Democratic Leadership Council You know, let's let Hollywood and the Cannes Film Festival fawn all over Michael Moore. We ought to make it pretty clear that he sure doesn't speak for us when it comes to standing up for our country. —Will Marshall, President of the Progressive Policy Institute, the think-tank of the DLC THE FIRST THING I thought when reading these passages—both taken...
  • Toward Regime Change in North Korea

    12/01/2004 1:20:55 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 495+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | November 22, 2004 | William Kristol
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: WILLIAM KRISTOLSUBJECT: Toward Regime Change in North KoreaRecent reports suggest the presence of emerging cracks in the Stalinist power structure of North Korea, and even the emergence of serious dissident activity there. These should remind us that one of President Bush's top priorities in his second term will have to be dealing with this wretched regime. Nicholas Eberstadt provides useful guidance for an improved North Korean policy in the current issue of the Weekly Standard, ("Tear Down This Tyranny: A Korea strategy for Bush's second term," November 29).To move beyond a policy that is "long on...
  • The Referendum on Neoconservatism (It's already over, and the neocons won)

    10/25/2004 6:29:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 50 replies · 1,288+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 1, 2004 | Tod Lindberg
    RARELY HAVE THE HOLDERS of any set of political views and policy preferences been so thoroughly caricatured as the "neoconservatives" of the Bush years. To critics, this group of policymakers (preeminently, in the Defense Department and the Office of the Vice President), along with their allies on the outside (preeminently, in the pages of THE WEEKLY STANDARD), is responsible for a kind of hijacking of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of 9/11. Intoxicated by American power and blinded by a utopian vision, the neoconservatives (in the critics' telling) set the country on a disastrous and unnecessary attempt to remake...
  • An Open Letter to the Heads of State and Government Of the European Union and NATO

    10/06/2004 2:18:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 558+ views
    As citizens of the Euro-Atlantic community of democracies, we wish to express our sympathy and solidarity with the people of the Russian Federation in their struggle against terrorism. The mass murderers who seized School No. 1 in Beslan committed a heinous act of terrorism for which there can be no rationale or excuse. While other mass murderers have killed children and unarmed civilians, the calculated targeting of so many innocent children at school is an unprecedented act of barbarism that violates the values and norms of our community and which all civilized nations must condemn.At the same time, we are...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-29-04 AM Edition (Peak Oil and the Bush World Reich)

    09/29/2004 4:52:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 484+ views
    Various DUmmies and Assorted MOrons | September 29, 2004 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    In today’s morning edition of the DUmmie FUnnies, the DUmmies proudly wear their tinfoil hats and come up with a conspiracy about how “peak oil” is tied into a Bush World Reich. The conspiracies here fly faster than a Michael Rivero wet dream. So put on your own tinfoil hats so you can tune in to the DUmmie conspiracy frequency presented here in this edition of the DUmmie Funnies. As usual, the comments of your humble correspondent (wearing his own tinfoil hat), are in the [brackets]: It's all beginning to make perfect sense. [Uh-Oh! When you hear a DUmmie say...
  • Kristol & Serchuk: End the Genocide Now

    09/26/2004 4:29:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | September 24, 2004 | William Kristol and Vance Serchuk
    Seldom has the gulf between diplomatic talk and effective action been as stark as it was this week at the United Nations. Yesterday President Bush, speaking before the U.N. General Assembly, called on the Sudanese government to stop the killing in Darfur, reiterating Secretary of State Colin Powell's declaration that the atrocities there constitute genocide. U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan also condemned Khartoum for its campaign of violence. And three days earlier, the Security Council passed Resolution 1564, a toothless and watered-down warning to Sudan that sanctions might be considered should the carnage continue.Unfortunately, Sudan's barbarity almost certainly will continue...
  • Kagan: Stand Up to Putin

    09/17/2004 2:02:22 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 577+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 17, 2004 | Robert Kagan
    Vladimir Putin, the aspiring dictator of Russia, has forced President Bush to reveal how committed he really is to the cause of democracy around the world. Putin's decision on Monday to end the system of direct popular election of Russia's governors, and to have the Russian parliament elected on the basis of slates chosen by national party leaders he mostly controls, is an unambiguous step toward tyranny in Russia. It cannot be justified as part of the war on terrorism. Putin has had these plans ready for months. He is cynically using the horrific terrorist attack in Beslan as his...
  • The true objective in Iraq

    09/16/2004 10:38:15 AM PDT · by VisualizeSmallerGovernment · 7 replies · 308+ views
    Oregon Medical Marijuana Project ^ | August 13, 2004 | Bill Burkett
    The true objective in Iraq By Bill Burkett August 13, 2004—Wow. Did I fall asleep in the middle of a bad dream, or what? Senator Kerry keeps stepping in it on Iraq. He's trying to ride the fence so that he doesn't offend special constituencies; and in doing so, he's not leveling with the American people and is coming across as not having a distinct alternative. Or has he developed a special agenda of his own? Everyone wants to "out" someone in this election. It's gotcha politics of a new generation. So why aren't we just reading the obvious; doing...
  • Kristol: The Right War for the Right Reasons

    09/10/2004 2:20:10 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 518+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | September 10, 2004 | William Kristol
    The unmentionable odor of death Offends the September night -W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939" And so it does, once again. Three years ago, the terrorists attacked symbols of U.S. strength. Last week, they struck at the children of School No. 1 in Beslan. In between, the forces of barbarism, holding high the banner of jihad, have murdered innocents from Bali to Istanbul, from Jerusalem to Madrid, Falluja and beyond. Will the forces of civilization be found wanting in the struggle against terror? Perhaps. They were, after all, often found wanting in the last century. The 20th century spawned the twin...
  • "Get our troops home" - Part II: Is Kerry undermining the effort in Iraq right now?

    08/13/2004 7:53:53 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 379+ views
    Project for a New American Century ^ | August 10, 2004 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: "Get our troops home" - Part II: Is Kerry undermining the effort in Iraq right now?Sen. Kerry's recent emphasis on getting our troops home - "where they belong" - not only has implications for the broader war on terror but also for the current conflict in Iraq. With his repeated promises to "bring the troops home," Kerry may be damaging international efforts to reconstruct and stabilize Iraq right now.Experts in counterinsurgency know that the key to defeating an insurgent force is gaining and keeping the support of the population in which the insurgency operates....
  • Kerry: "Get our troops home"

    08/09/2004 6:05:56 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 15 replies · 492+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | August 10, 2004 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Kerry: "Get our troops home"The more Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry talks about how he would wage the war on terror, the more he appears to be planning a retreat from an offensive to a defensive strategy. Last Friday, Kerry told a Kansas City audience that: "I know I can run a more effective, smarter, more productive war on terror…. I will do it by bringing to our side the allies that we used to have which should have been with us in the first place. I'll take the target off American troops…and...
  • CFR Report on Iran

    07/21/2004 6:35:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 365+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | July 20, 2004 | William Kristol
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: WILLIAM KRISTOLSUBJECT: CFR Report on IranOne has to hand it to the Council on Foreign Relations. Just as Iran has spent the last several months reconfirming why it was a charter member of the "axis of evil," a CFR taskforce, led by former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and former DCI Robert Gates, has concluded that the time is now ripe for a policy of "engagement" with Iran. This, in spite of the fact that: Iran continues to tell the International Atomic Energy Agency - along with the British, Germans and French - to stuff it...
  • Iraq's Attempts to Acquire Uranium from Niger

    07/16/2004 6:19:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 812+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | July 14, 2004 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Iraq's Attempts to Acquire Uranium from NigerIn his 2003 State of the Union speech, President Bush said "the British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Since then, this statement has been criticized by Former Ambassador Joe Wilson and others as relying on flimsy or non-existent intelligence. Today, however, the British government released a report titled "Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction,"* which, on page 125 (paragraph 503), states: "From our examination of the intelligence and other material on Iraqi attempts to buy uranium from...
  • The Clinton Administration's Public Case Against Saddam Hussein

    07/02/2004 8:21:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 852+ views
    "The [Bush] Administration did not hesitate to heighten and distort public fear of terrorism after September 11th, to create a political case for attacking Iraq."-- Former Vice President Al Gore, February 5, 2004The Clinton Administration's Public Case Against Saddam Hussein In June of 1997, Iraq officials had ratcheted up their obstruction of UNSCOM inspection efforts. They interfered with UNSCOM air operations and denied and delayed access of inspectors to sites. In September, they burned documents at sites while inspectors watched outside the front entrance. By mid-November, Saddam Hussein had demanded an end to U-2 surveillance flights over Iraq and called...
  • Reagan aide slams neo-con policies

    06/25/2004 4:16:44 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 9 replies · 181+ views
    UPI ^ | 6-25-04 | HANNAH K. STRANGE
    WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The Iraq war has demonstrated the limits of American power, not the capabilities, according Stefan Halper, a policy aide under Ronald Reagan's presidency. This is "what people around the world see," said Halper, and "that's a very frightening development." Halper, who served under Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Reagan in the White House and State Department, made the comments at the New America Foundation, a bipartisan think tank that hosted the presentation of his book, "America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order" in Washington Wednesday. He described the policies of the neo-conservatives as...
  • Rebuilding America's Defenses - Strategy, Forces, and Rsources for a new Century

    06/25/2004 7:42:57 AM PDT · by GLH3IL · 144+ views
    www.newamericancentruy.org ^ | September 2000 | The Project for a New American Century
    Established in the spring of 1997, the Project for the New American Century is a nonprofit,educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership. The Project is an initiative of the New Citizenship Project. William Kristol is chairman of the Project, and Robert Kagan, Devon Gaffney Cross, Bruce P. Jackson and John Bolton serve as directors. Gary Schmitt is executive director of the Project. “As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world’s most preeminent power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge:...
  • Shooting First (The end of preemption?)

    06/11/2004 12:34:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 254+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | June 1, 2004 | Gary Schmitt
    With the failure to find stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction and the continuing difficulties in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, it's reasonable to ask: Has a death blow been delivered to the idea of military preemption and, more broadly, to the idea of preventive wars? Has our experience in Iraq effectively removed from play a policy option that many here and abroad believed was the cornerstone of the Bush administration's new strategic doctrine? For the foreseeable future, the Iraq war and its aftermath cannot help but put a hitch in the step of any president contemplating similar action. People can continue...
  • The Red Roadblock

    06/11/2004 12:24:08 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 113+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | June 4, 2004 | Ellen Bork
    Ellen BorkNew York SunJune 4, 2004 Today is the 15th anniversary of the Communist Chinese government's massacre of democracy protesters. Every year, the anniversary causes anxiety for the regime. Security is tightened around the square at Tiananmen, the focal point of the 1989 demonstrations. Dissidents are rounded up or sequestered. Among these, apparently, is Jiang Yanyong, the retired doctor who exposed government deceit about SARS and urged Chinese leaders to reverse official policy that the murdered protesters were counterrevolutionaries. Authorities have also issued a warning to Ding Zilin - the mother of a 17-year-old who was shot in the heart...
  • Backtracking on Proliferation?

    05/26/2004 1:45:09 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 153+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | May 26, 2004 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERS FROM: GARY SCHMITT SUBJECT: Backtracking on Proliferation? The People’s Republic of China is lobbying to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a group of 40 nations that, according to the NSG’s guidelines, seek to “ensure that nuclear trade for peaceful purposes does not contribute to the proliferation of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.” The Bush Administration is supporting Beijing’s membership in the NSG because, as a State Department spokesman explained, China is “a significant nuclear supplier, [has] a good enough non-proliferation record, and [has] made significant improvements in export controls on nuclear and dual-use...
  • Chen's Balancing Act

    05/23/2004 2:54:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 220+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 31, 2004 | Ellen Bork
    Democratic Taiwan fends off Beijing and placates Washington.TaipeiON THURSDAY, Taiwan's president Chen Shui-bian delivered his much anticipated second inaugural address to an audience of 200,000 huddled against the rain on the grounds of the presidential palace. The speech capped months of tension between Washington and Taipei and Beijing. For nearly a year, Beijing's relentless demands that Washington abandon Taiwan had dominated U.S.-China relations, spilling over into other issues like efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear threat and Beijing's subversion of democracy in Hong Kong. China even scored an American rebuke of President Chen in the midst of his presidential election...
  • Taiwan’s Bid to Join the WHO

    05/14/2004 6:07:15 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 174+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | May 14, 2004 | Ellen Bork
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERS FROM: ELLEN BORK, Deputy Director SUBJECT: Taiwan’s Bid to Join the WHO Think back to this time last year. The epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the mysterious virus that eventually caused hundreds of deaths in 2003 was just beginning to ease. For months, the disease, which originated in southern China, had confounded health authorities who did not know how it spread or at first, just what kind of a virus it was. Amid this highly charged atmosphere, Taiwan’s bid to join the World Health Organization (WHO) as an observer failed because even countries that...