Monday, November 21, 2005

EXPLODE OR IMPLODE

WHILE THE TWIN TOWERS WERE STANDING, THE ADMINISTRATION WAS SALIVATING TO HAVE THEIR WAR.

QUOTE FROM PAUL O'NEILL, A MEMBER OF PRESIDENT BUSH'S CABINET:

"From the very beginning, there was a conviction, that Saddam Hussein... needed to go.. going after Saddam was topic "A" 10 days after the inauguration - eight months before Sept. 11. From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime... Day one, these things were laid and sealed.”


THE FALLING TOWERS CREATED THE SMOKESCREEN THEY LONGED FOR.

QUOTE FROM RICHARD A. CLARKE, THE WHITE HOUSE ANTITERRORISM CHIEF:

...as early as the day after the attacks, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was pushing for retaliatory strikes on Iraq, even though al Qaeda was based in Afghanistan... the idea took [ME] so aback, [I] initally thought Rumsfeld was joking. President Bush ordered [ME] to look for a link between Iraq and the attacks, despite being told there didn't seem to be one.


THEY STORMED THE BUFFET TABLE, FILLING THEIR PLATE WITH THE INFORMATION THAT TASTED GOOD, PASSING OVER THE INFORMATION THEY HAD NO TASTE FOR.
FINALLY, THE CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST. THE CHICKEN DEMOCRATS ARE REATTACHING THEIR SEVERED HEADS.
THE CHICKEN HAWK REPUBLICANS ARE CLUCKING ABOUT PATRIOTISM, STAYING THE COURSE, AND, OUR COLORS DON'T CUT AND RUN.
THE CORPS OF HARD-CORE ENABLERS IS SHRINKING. THEIR TAX CUTS AND CLICHES ARE NOT AS MUCH FUN WHEN THEY'RE STAINED WITH BLOOD. THEIR MINDS ARE GATED COMMUNITIES WHERE TRUTH IS NOT WELCOME.
THE MILITARY, MIRRORING THE ADMISTRATION , IS LOWERING IT'S STANDARDS.
MORE FLESH IS NEEDED TO THROW ON THE BARBIE. LEAVE NO BLUE-COLLAR KID BEHIND.
2,000 SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY.
WE'RE NOW AT OVER 2,080.
WE HAVE NO CHOICE BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE.
IMPLODE OR EXPLODE.
IF WE LEAVE IRAQ, THE COUNTRY IMPLODES INTO A CIVIL WAR. NASTY.
IF WE STAY, THE EXPLOSIONS WILL CONTINUE TO KILL AND MAIM OUR MILITARY PEOPLE, WHICH THE ADMINISTRATION WILL HAVE A HARDER TIME HIDING FROM VIEW OR THOUGHT.
HOW DID WE EVER LET THIS HAPPEN TO US?

8 comments:

ancient rocker said...

Dear Bruce,
Fortunately the wheels on the Republican bus are finally coming off. However, The average American does not care as the war continues to impact the people " over there"!! Currently , there is less oil coming out of Iraq then before the shock and awe began... I am tired of the lies and the liars...but let's watch America return it's beloved incumbant representatives to congress... change has been gerrymandered out of the process...

quicksand said...

YES, THE PROBLEM IS DEEPER THAN IDEOLOGY. IT'S NOW A STRUCTURAL
ISSUE.
IS THIS ANY WAY TO RUN A DEMOCRACY?

Polyman2 said...

...hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
from the scheming of evildoers, who whet their tongues like swords,
who aim bitter words like arrows...
Psalms 64.1-10
-Bruce keep up the goo work...Jay

quicksand said...

JAY,
THROW ME A 'D'.
BRUCE

Violet said...

It's a PNAC issue. They intend to shape the future and the world, and Iraq was just the beginning. No conspiracy theory on my part...it's all on their website:
Here you go:
This is from the PNAC web site.

January 26, 1998
The Honorable William J. Clinton
President of the United States
Washington, DC
Dear Mr. President:

We are writing you because we are convinced that current American policy toward Iraq is not succeeding, and that we may soon face a threat in the Middle East more serious than any we have known since the end of the Cold War. In your upcoming State of the Union Address, you have an opportunity to chart a clear and determined course for meeting this threat. We urge you to seize that opportunity, and to enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests of the U.S. and our friends and allies around the world. That strategy should aim, above all, at the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power. We stand ready to offer our full support in this difficult but necessary endeavor...We urge you to articulate this aim, and to turn your Administration's attention to implementing a strategy for removing Saddam's regime from power. This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts. Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater. We believe the U.S. has the authority under existing UN resolutions to take the necessary steps, including military steps, to protect our vital interests in the Gulf. In any case, American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council.We urge you to act decisively. If you act now to end the threat of weapons of mass destruction against the U.S. or its allies, you will be acting in the most fundamental national security interests of the country. If we accept a course of weakness and drift, we put our interests and our future at risk.
Sincerely,Elliott Abrams Richard L. Armitage William J. Bennett
Jeffrey Bergner John Bolton Paula Dobriansky Francis Fukuyama
Robert Kagan Zalmay Khalilzad William Kristol Richard Perle
Peter W. Rodman Donald Rumsfeld William Schneider, Jr. Vin Weber
Paul Wolfowitz R. James Woolsey Robert B. Zoellick
http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqclintonletter.htm

Then this from a letter to Trent Lott and Newt Gingrich on May 29, 1998

To accomplish Saddam's removal, the following political and military measures should be undertaken:

-- We should take whatever steps are necessary to challenge Saddam Hussein's claim to be Iraq's legitimate ruler, including indicting him as a war criminal;

-- We should help establish and support (with economic, political, and military means) a provisional, representative, and free government of Iraq in areas of Iraq not under Saddam's control;

-- We should use U.S. and allied military power to provide protection for liberated areas in northern and southern Iraq; and -- We should establish and maintain a strong U.S. military presence in the region, and be prepared to use that force to protect our vital interests in the Gulf - and, if necessary, to help remove Saddam from power
http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraqletter1998.htm

Now, from REBUILDING AMERICA'S DEFENSES, September 2000, Under the subtopic: CREATING TOMORROW'S DOMINANT FORCE,

To preserve American military preeminence in the coming decades, the Department of Defense must move more aggressively to experiment with new
technologies and operational concepts, and seek to exploit the emerging revolution in military affairs. Information technologies, in particular, are becoming more prevalent and significant components of modern military systems. These information technologies are having the same kind of transforming effects on military affairs as they are having in the larger world. The effects of this military transformation will have profound implications for how wars are fought, what kinds of weapons will dominate the battlefield and, inevitably, which nations enjoy military preeminence. The United States enjoys every prospect of leading this transformation. Indeed, it was the improvements in capabilities acquired during the American defense buildup of the 1980s that hinted at and then confirmed, during Operation Desert Storm, that a revolution in military affairs was at hand. At the same time, the process of military transformation will present opportunities for America’s adversaries to develop new capabilities that in turn will create new challenges for U.S. military preeminence...Further, 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. http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

Wolfowitz was a project participant on this as well.

These are the names who put forth the PURPOSE of the PNAC, in other words, it's framers:
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 Libby
Norman Podhoretz Dan Quayle Peter W. Rodman Stephen P. Rosen Henry S. Rowen Donald Rumsfeld Vin Weber George Weigel Paul Wolfowitz

No question about it.

V

quicksand said...

VIOLET,
SOME THINGS JUST WON'T ALLOW THEMSELES TO BE VIEWED IN SUNLIGHT.
THE PROJECT FOLKS ARE LIKE THAT. I CAN ONLY USE JUDGEMENT AND MATH SKILLS TO REACH MY CONCLUSION.
THEY WANTED IRAQ TO BE REMADE TO SUIT THEIR INTERESTS. WHAT ARE THOSE INTERESTS? I HAVE MY IDEAS.

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