Saturday, June 17, 2006
The Republicans are weak, but still have delusions of grandier.
The Republicans are indeed weak, and trying to play the "War President" game again. Rather than admit their mistakes and their deceit, they are trying to say that the Bush Administration is the only one capable of winning the war in Iraq...Well, war has never been declared in Iraq. We are fighting a so called "War On Terror", but pre-emptively invaded a country that had nothing to do with 911, yet our "One Voice" leaders continue to link 911 with Saddam Hussein with Iraq.
The war in Iraq was being planned long before 911, and the information is available on the PNAC web site.
The "Project For The New Century" wrote Bill Clinton a letter, suggesting that Saddam Hussein be removed from power in 1998.
January 26, 1998
The Honorable William J. Clinton
President of the United States
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.
War in Iraq was planned before 911
Wed, 27 Oct 2004 1
By Russ Baker
Two years before 9/11, candidate Bush was already talking privately about attacking Iraq, according to his former ghost writer
Bush Wanted To Invade Iraq If Elected in 2000
The" Project For The New Century", wrote a letter to George Bushonly 9 days after 911 calling for the removal Saddam Hussein from power, and sanctions on Iran and Syria.
September 20, 2001
The Honorable George W. Bush
President of the United States
Dear Mr. President,
We write to endorse your admirable commitment to “lead the world to victory” in the war against terrorism. We fully support your call for “a broad and sustained campaign” against the “terrorist organizations and those who harbor and support them.” We agree with Secretary of State Powell that the United States must find and punish the perpetrators of the horrific attack of September 11, and we must, as he said, “go after terrorism wherever we find it in the world” and “get it by its branch and root.” We agree with the Secretary of State that U.S. policy must aim not only at finding the people responsible for this incident, but must also target those “other groups out there that mean us no good” and “that have conducted attacks previously against U.S. personnel, U.S. interests and our allies.”
We agree with Secretary of State Powell’s recent statement that Saddam Hussein “is one of the leading terrorists on the face of the Earth….” It may be that the Iraqi government provided assistance in some form to the recent attack on the United States. But even if evidence does not link Iraq directly to the attack, any strategy aiming at the eradication of terrorism and its sponsors must include a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq. Failure to undertake such an effort will constitute an early and perhaps decisive surrender in the war on international terrorism. The United States must therefore provide full military and financial support to the Iraqi opposition. American military force should be used to provide a “safe zone” in Iraq from which the opposition can operate. And American forces must be prepared to back up our commitment to the Iraqi opposition by all necessary means.