quote:Originally posted by Vox:
I'm not sure we've ever really had a discussion yet about the fact that the Iraq war was actually called for in the mid 1990s by Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld & Cheney as part of a plan they devised to secure America's global military & economic dominance for what they called the New American Century. We probably should have this discussion now, since back then, Syria and Iran were next on their list of proposed targets back then.
Cheney, back in 1998 or so, posited that their plans would be easier to get popular support if America suffered "another Pearl Harbor."
We should obviously look at the government's insistence on Iraq having WMDs in light of all of this. We should also look at the assassination of the Lebanese Prime Minister in that light, since we seem to be blaming Syria for it.
None of this is new, and none of this is false. You can go on right wing web sites and read their very writings from the 1990s. In the course of things, I'll make sure all the appropriate links get posted. But I for one am not loving the fascist direction this country is taking, and it's time to start getting some awareness going. Especially now that robot soldiers are on the horizon.
I completely agree with you VOX, but I also think that the majority of the Amerikkkan populous will wait until fascism is in full swing and then pretend they didn't see it coming, rather than honestly have this discussion. Hopefully enlightened more well informed one's "getting the word out" works though. And don't let my pessimism stop the convo here...not that it could. I'm not even going to stop trying to "get the word out" myself, even though I'm pessimistic about it actually working...