The Dream is that everyone is in the same location and ready to go when the balloon goes up. These factors complicate and unravel any good bug-out plan.
Global Hegemony Some people have compared it to Hitler's publication of Mein Kampf, which was ignored until after the war was over. When the Bush administration started lobbying for war with Iraq, they used as rationale a definition of preemption generally meaning anticipatory use of force in the face of an imminent attack that was broadened to allow for the waging of a preventive war in which force may be used even without evidence of an imminent attack.
Consequently, many people supported the war on the basis of 1 a policy that has no legal basis in international law and 2 a totally unfounded claim of Iraqi guilt.
What most people do not know, however, is that certain high ranking officials in the Bush administration have been working for regime change in Iraq for the past decade, long before terrorism became an important issue for our country. They have sought the establishment of a much stronger U.
Members of this group drafted and successfully passed through Congress the Iraqi Liberation Act, giving legal sanctions for an invasion of the country, and funneled millions of taxpayer dollars to Hussein opposition groups called the Iraqi National Congress and The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq.
The PNAC philosophy was formed in response to the ending of Cold War hostilities with Russia and the emergence of America as the world's only preeminent superpower. Claiming that this is a "strategic moment" that should not be squandered, members of PNAC say that America should use its position to advance its power and interests into all areas of the globe.
They believe the time is ripe for establishing democracies in regimes considered hostile to U. Jeb Bush, the president's brother and governor of Florida, is also a member. Within 24 hours both Wolfowitz and Cheney were calling for an invasion of Iraq, even before anyone knew who had been responsible for the attacks.
Individuals who now belong to PNAC have been influencing White House policy since the Reagan era, calling for coups in Central America and claiming that a nuclear war with Russia could be "winnable.
He and Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institutewho is currently lobbying for war with Syria and Iran, have adopted a stance that they call "total war" — the ability to wage multiple simultaneous wars around the globe to achieve American ends. Recently Perle commented on America's war on terrorism: We are fighting a variety of enemies.
There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war. Their ideas are peculiarly atavistic, considering the friendly ties that have been forged between most of the major nations during the past ten years.
It outlines a plan for American hegemony in the coming years, pinpointing "problem areas" of the world and suggesting regime change of unfavorable governments so that eventually the whole world will be unified under the banner of American democracy. There is a suggestion that military spending be increased to 3.
Its basic statement of policy bespeaks and advocates the very essence of the idea of preemptive engagement. Since we are already hearing accusations against regimes in Iran and Syria, will they be slated next for invasion? The document is written with all of the single-mindedness, unilateralism and inattention to international ramifications with either friend or foe that the Bush administration displayed in its current build-up for war with Iraq.
There is even assertion of the necessity of American political leadership overriding that of the U.
Rebuilding America's Defenses I believe that "Rebuilding America's Defenses" is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of our planet.
Since the document is over 80 pages long I have created a summary of its major ideas in order to make it more accessible.
Subject areas are arranged under 4 categories: Pax Americana — outlining the rationale for global empire, B. Securing Global Hegemony — pinpointing regions that are considered trouble spots for U. Rebuilding the Military — plans for expansion of U. As much as possible I have used direct quotations followed by page numbers so that the reader can consult the original.
My personal comments are in italics. For further reading about the PNAC, see the following articles: Pax Americana "It is not a choice between preeminence today and preeminence tomorrow. Global leadership is not something exercised at our leisure, when the mood strikes us or when our core national security interests are directly threatened; then it is already too late.
Rather, it is a choice whether or not to maintain American military preeminence, to secure American geopolitical leadership, and to preserve the American peace" p. It must now work hard not only to maintain that position, but to spread its influence into geographic areas that are ideologically opposed to our influence.
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