The Hidden Truth
By Karen Nakamura
"In his view, national security and his ambition are
one and the same." A line from Fox's thriller "24".
The recent skirmish over the nomination of John Bolton
to the United Nations didnt examine an interesting
fact that bears directly on the security of the
Bolton is one of the original directors of the Project
for the New American Century, PNAC, a Washington-based
think tank. Their agenda is credited with creating the
basis for the Iraqi war and advocating the military
takeover of the Middle East by the US and its allies,
i.e. Israel. While Americans have heard of the PNAC,
few have examined it in any depth, especially as it
affects current policies of the Bush Administration.
If there ever was a Great Cabal, this one fits the
picture. PNAC, established June 3, 1997, clothes its
true purpose in flowery prose and neo-reason. On
examination, it becomes clear the Bush Administration
closely followed the Projects guidelines in the
Middle East. In fact, the Project has members in
important posts throughout the administration. In its
Statement of Principles, when the fluff is cleared,
Bushs idealist scenario of democracy in the Middle
East is talked about as imposing American values on
the rest of the world even if it means using military
Let's examine the website, newamericancentury.org.
Established in the spring of 1997, the Project for
the New American Century [PNAC] …goal is to promote
American global leadership. William Kristol is
chairman and Robert Kagan, Devon Gaffney Cross, Bruce
P. Jackson and John R. Bolton serve as directors. Gary
Schmitt is executive director.
Schmitt stated in his book Silent Warfare:
Understanding the World of Intelligence that Truth
is not the goal of intelligence operations but
Other documents show that World Bank president and
protector of Israeli interests, Paul Wolfowitz, is
considered to be the ideological father of the group.
Vice President Dick Cheney was a founding member along
with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former
Defense Policy Board chairman/pro-Israel advocate
Richard Perle. Director Bruce Jackson served in the
Pentagon for Ronald Reagan before working for weapons
manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Other signers/members
include the Presidents brother, Jeb Bush and Eliot
Abrams. Almost as a sideline are William Bennett, Dan
Quayle, Steve Forbes and Gary Bauer.
Project chairman William Kristol is the editor of the
Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine owned by
Rupert Murdoch who also owns Fox News Channel.
Kristol, a frequent guest, was there May 15 defending
PNAC director John Boltons nomination to the United
Nations. This tendency for one member to promote
another is found time and again.
One troubling revelation in the Statement of
Principles is that this organization was advocating
world domination through military means when Bill
Clinton was president (1997) and the
Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz team (all signers) had yet
to be formed. Many from this organization press their case for an Iraq invasion with Congress
and the press.
When the Twin Towers fell, the PNAC saw, according to
Pitt, their chance to turn their White Papers into
substantive policy. On September 20th 2001, nine days
after 9/11, President Bush released the "National
Security Strategy of the United States of America," a
close match to the PNAC's "Rebuilding America's
Defenses" report issued a year earlier.
In 2003, PNAC member Donald Kagan pushed to establish
permanent military bases in Iraq, strengthening fears
that Iraq was only a pretense for a wider conflict.
While the administration claims these bases are to
defend the peace and to make sure the oil flows, Pitt
wrote, the Middle East sees these plans for what they
are, a jump-off point for American forces to invade
any nation in that region they choose to. The American
people, anxiously awaiting some sort of exit plan
after America defeats Iraq, will see too late that no
exit is planned… All of the horses are traveling
together... The defense contractors who sup on
American tax revenue will be handsomely paid for
arming this new American empire.
Reuters recently reveled U.S. defense contractors
earnings soared 76% at Northrop Grumman Corp., 30% at
Raytheon Co. and 22% at Goodrich. Titan Corp,
(intelligence and translation services,) saw earnings
rise six-fold. Spending went from $300 billion before
9/11 to about $500 billion. The war has also created
demand for about $8 billion a year in weapons
replacement and repairs.
Back to Pitt. The corporations that own the news
media will sell this eternal war at a profit, as
viewership goes through the stratosphere... Those
within the administration who believe… the defense of
Israel is contingent upon laying waste to every…
aggressor in the region will have their dreams
fulfilled. The PNAC men who wish for a global Pax
Americana at gunpoint will see their plans unfold.
Through it all, the bankrollers from the WTO [Note,
Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank] and the IMF will
be able to dictate financial terms to the entire
The American economy will be ravaged… [by] increased
defense spending… Former allies will turn on us… not
acting out of cowardice or because they love Saddam
Hussein, but because they mean to resist this rising
American empire, lest they face economic and military
serfdom at the hands of George W. Bush… As the eagle
spreads its wings, our rhetoric and their resistance
will become more agitated and dangerous.
Yes Hillary, there is a vast right-wing conspiracy.
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