George W. Bush is down in
the polls is that he's giving the impression that he's trying to change the
subject from "our mistaken
invasion" to "building
democracy in Iraq."
George W. Bush would serve
himself and the county better if he simply explained that
right all along." - Jonah
Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2006
"Most of the
original neo-cons started out as
left wing Jewish
The neo-cons, mostly former Trotskyites, had the
good fortune of changing their minds about almost everything starting in the
mid 1960's, just as
the political fortunes of the
left began to collapse. " - Jonathan Chait
"If you want to see
when (neo)conservatives were in trouble, go back 35 years to 1973, the year the
Foundation set up shop.
We were just a handful of people in a
few rented rooms.
At that time there were no cable outlets like Fox
There was no (neo)conservative talk radio, because the Fairness Doctrine was
still in effect." - Edwin Feulner, Heritage
"Neoconservatism usually has a
a potent moralism and
idealism in world affairs, a belief in
America's exceptional role as a promoter of the principles of liberty and
democracy, a belief in the preservation
of American primacy and in the
exercise of power,
including military power, as
a tool for defending and
advancing moralistic and idealistic causes, as well as
a suspicion of international
institutions and a tendency toward
Even these deliberately polemical caricatures point
to something recognizable, a foreign
policy that combines an idealist's moralism, and
even messianism, with
a realist's belief in the importance of power."
- Robert Kagan, Spring 2008 World Affairs
Journal, Neocon Nation: Neoconservatism
"It may be observed that both the extreme right and the extreme
left of the conventional political spectrum are absolutely collectivist.
The national socialist (the
fascist) and the
international socialist (the
recommend totalitarian economic
systems based on naked, unfettered
political power and individual coercion.
Both systems require
monopolistic control of
An alternative concept of the control of ideas and economic
systems would be that of ranking the degree of individual freedom versus the
degree of centralized political control.
Under such an ordering the
corporate welfare state
and socialism are
at the same end of the spectrum.
Hence we see that attempts at
monopolistic control of society can have
different labels while owning common features." -
1970 "Many of the first generation neo-cons originally were
liberal Democrats, or even socialists and
Marxists, often Trotskyites.
They drifted to the right in the 1960s and 1970s as the Democratic
Party moved to the antiwar McGovernite left.
Concern for Israel loomed
large in that rightward drift." - Stephen J. Sniegoski
1976 An enlightening example of the shift from liberal to
neoconservative can be seen in the person of
Alan Gottlieb: The Merchant of Fear
Gottlieb: Merril Press
Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
1978 "An arc of crisis stretches along the
shores of the Indian Ocean, with fragile social and political structures in a
region of vital importance to us threatened with fragmentation.
resulting political chaos could well be filled by elements hostile to our
values and sympathetic to our adversaries." -
Bernard Lewis, British intelligence officer, claims Islam
is incompatible with
materialism, and they were
Lewis uses the term "Clash of
Lewis played a critical role as professor, mentor, and guru to two
generations of academics, US and British intelligence 'specialists',
think tank denizens,
"Bilderberg member, Bernard Lewis,
presented a British-American strategy to the Bilderberg Group during the 1979
meeting, which, "endorsed the radical Muslim Brotherhood movement behind
Khomeini, in order to
promote balkanization of the entire Muslim Near East along tribal and religious
Lewis argued that the West should encourage autonomous groups
such as the Kurds,
Turks, and so forth.
The chaos would spread in what he termed an
Arc of Crisis,' which would spill over into the Muslim regions of the
Soviet Union." - Andrew G.
1992 Bernard Lewis writes an article in Foreign
Affairs, the journal of the Council on
Foreign Relations, titled, "Rethinking the Middle
Bernard Lewis claimed
that with a little push most of the artificially constructed states of the
Middle East which "have no real civil society to hold the polity together, no
real sense of common national identity or overriding allegiance to the
nation-state will disintegrate into a chaos of squabbling, feuding, fighting
sects, tribes, regions and parties."
Iraq vs. Iran,
Shi'a vs. Sunni
1998 Neo-conservatives, many with
close ties to Israel's Likud Party publish two
open letters to William Jefferson
Clinton calling for Saddam
Hussein to be removed from power.
The signatories included Elliot
Abrams, John Bolton,
Douglas Feith, William Kristol, Bernard Lewis,
Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Perle and Paul
"During the Clinton administration, neoconservatives
promoted their views from a strong interlocking network of think tanks -
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Middle East Media Research
Institute (Memri), Hudson Institute, Washington Institute for
Near East Policy, Middle East Forum, Jewish Institute for
National Security Affairs (JINSA), Center for Security Policy (CSP)
- which have had great influence in the media and which have helped to staff
Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli military intelligence, was a
co-founder of the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri).
other co-founder of Memri, Meyrav Wurmser, was a member of the Hudson
Institute, while her husband, David Wurmser, headed the Middle East studies
department of American Enterprise Institute.
Perle was both a
"resident fellow" at the American Enterprise Institute and a trustee of
the Hudson Institute. " - Stephen J. Sniegoski
Frederick Kagan is a writer for the American Enterprise
He is brother to
foreign policy analyst
Frederick Kagan, Robert Kagan and their father Donald Kagan are all
signatories to the neoconservative Project for the New American
Century manifesto titled Rebuilding America's Defenses
"I've read lists with the names
of up to sixteen men with dual citizenship among the big players in Washington.
It includes rabbi Dov S.
Zakheim, who was comptroller of DoD when it came up missing $2.3 trillion.
Dundes Wolfowitz, Richard Norman Perle,
Michael Chertoff, head of Homeland
Tenet, former head of the CIA, and
Eliot Abrams, who
played a key role in the Iran-Contra scandal under
President Reagan as Assistant Secretary of State, and has served George
W. Bush as Deputy Assistant to the President, and Deputy National
The list also includes
Donald Kagan, one of the chief engineers of
the Project for the New American Century, as well as Marc Grossman,
Douglas J. Feith and a half dozen others whose names aren't as well known
(Richard Haas, Kenneth
Adelman, Edward Luttwak, Robert Satloff,
David Frum, David Wurmser, and Steven
Citizens of Israel determine national policy in ways the
clearly benefit Israel.
Many of these men were contributors to the
Project for the New American Century, which was published in September
2000 and which contained the blueprint for the
American imperialism that has
come to life since 911.
Limitless profit-seeking has always
been the goal of neoconservativism.
War on Terror, the neocons
didn't abandon their predatory
economic goals; they found a new, much more effective way to achieve
Both in Israel and the US, we now have a
state of endless war
abroad, and a security
state at home." - Davidson Loehr
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the
But it cannot survive
treason from within.
enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his
sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in
accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments,
he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to
undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can
no longer resist.
is less to fear.
The traitor is
the plague." - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Senate speech, 42 BC
2001 The cover of the Weekly Standard October 1, 2001
issue contained a single word - "WANTED" - above stark black and white
photographs of Usamah bin Mohammad bin
Laden and Saddam Hussein.
The Weekly Standard
issue, co-edited Robert Kagan and William Kristol, called for
regime change in Iraq
immediately after the Taliban is defeated.
That same day,
Charles Krauthammer argued in the
Washington Post that after
Syria should be next,
followed by Iran and
The Red Line and the Rat Line
Americas Legacy of Regime Change
"The war on
terrorism will conclude in
Baghdad." - Charles Krauthammer
In the campaign to
manipulate intelligence I. Lewis "Scooter"
Libby pressured CIA analysts several times to find evidence that would make
the case for war while he helped prepare
a detailed briefing on the Iraq
The campaign to manipulate intelligence involved two
organizations created after September 11, 2001 that reported directly to
Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group is tasked to find links
Office of Special Plans is
creating the propaganda product that will be used to sell the war on Iraq to
the American people.
Wolfowitz described in The Forward as "the most hawkishly pro-Israel
voice in the Bush
administration" is selected in 2002 as the first among fifty notables who
"have consciously pursued Jewish activism."
Jewish Institute for
National Security Affairs gives
Paul Wolfowitz its Henry
M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award for promoting a strong partnership
between Israel and America.
Jerusalem Post, describing
Wolfowitz as "devoutly pro-Israel," names him "Man of the Year" in 2003.
Wolfowitz is rewarded and becomes World Bank
"George W. Bush was inaugurated president in January 2001.
The neocons who were moving into key jobs in the Pentagon knew they
would soon have new wars to fight in the Middle East, with
invasion plans for Afghanistan
and Iraq ready to be pulled off the shelf.
But the US had no
economic engine available to generate the tax
revenues Bush would need for the planned wars.
At this moment
Alan Greenspan of the
Federal Reserve stepped in.
Over a two year period from 2001-2003 the Fed lowered interest rates by
over 500 basis points.
Meanwhile, the federal government
removed all regulatory
controls on mortgage lending, and the housing bubble is on.
$4 trillion in new home loans were pumped
into the economy, much of it through subprime loans borrowers could not
afford." - Richard C. Cook
March 2004 Dual
Israeli/American citizen, Yeshivat Shaalvim rabbi
Dov S. Zakheim resigns as the Pentagon
Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer after an audit of the Pentagon
budget is unable to account for the disappearance of $2.6 trillion including
defense inventory of:
56 planes; 32 tanks; and 36 Javelin missile
Records seem to have been destroyed in the attack
on the Pentagon on 911.
March 7, 2006 "Israel, and the US, and all civilized nations
will win the war on
America experienced on September 11th, 2001, the terrorist
enemy is brutal and heartless.
The terrorists want to end all American
and Western influence in the Middle East.
Their goal in that region is to
seize control of a country, so they have a base from which to launch attacks
and wage war against governments that do not meet their demands.
Ultimately to establish a totalitarian empire that encompasses a region
from Spain, across North Africa, through the Middle East and South Asia, all
the way around to Indonesia." -
Cheney, keynote address at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC) policy conference
"There is a growing arc of nuclear powers
running from Israel in the west through an emerging Iran to
Pakistan, India and on to
China, North Korea and Russia in
Unfortunately, that nuclear arc coincides with areas of
considerable instability which are of enormous interest to the US." - US Joint
Forces Command, Joint Operating Environment (JOE) document, November 2008,
David B. Rivkin, Jr. legal opinions played a
significant role in developing the Reagan and Bush Administrations' regulatory
and legislative proposals affecting natural gas and electric utility industries
which lead to the California energy market debacle.
David B. Rivkin, Jr. handled the development and
implementation of President Bush's de-regulatory initiatives, carried out
during 1991-92 which included a leading role in the development of Order 636,
which introduced major changes to the regulation of the interstate natural gas
pipelines, and simultaneously served as the Special Assistant for Domestic
Policy to then Vice President Dan Quayle.
David B. Rivkin, Jr. served as
Legal Advisor to the Counsel to the President; Deputy Director of the Office of
Policy Development (OPD); Associate General Counsel, US Department of Energy
(DOE) responsible for international, constitutional, environmental and energy
matters from 1990-91; Associate Executive Director and Counsel of the
President's Council on Competitiveness; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations who legally
supported the pardon of I. Lewis
2008 Robert Kagan in "Neocon
Nation: Neoconservatism, C. 1776 " says it has always been the
alturistic purpose of America to
"free" backward social
cultures from the reigning
tyrant by "teaching them to
elect good men".
Robert Kagan fails to mention
in each case of military
intervention America protects corporate assets by enforcing "contractual
Throughout the 19th and 20th
centuries newspapers, beholden to interlocking corporate
boards of directors, supported by corporate
advertising, used the
banner of freedom as a propaganda foil to get the
American population behind
every military intervention requested.
Robert Kagan says
Zionism, "combines an idealist's moralism, and even
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