Radical-RW Project for the New American Century Policy Statement
Preface: Describing Webpage shown below
Essentially all men holding significant positions within the Bush Administration when Bush was first elected, were also members of a powerful and radical organization of the far-right. The name of this organization is "Project For The New American Century." This group began during the Nixon and Reagan era, since then having had control within government offices and agencies until present day. Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz have been it's spokesmen within the Bush-Admin, all have wound there way from one key corporate office or government agency to another. The article below is taken from their website, this web address is listed at end of the article. These are "Empire" people of militarist method, dedicated to principles as stated by GHW Bush "Our lifestyle is not negotiable," such Empires are built with covert use of economic & military might. The party affiliation of these men is of no import, however these same men have been prominent in enabling and supporting covert and illegal actions against nations for which we now suffer as a result. These include Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan to name only a few. In their webpage article below, the text accenting and underlining has been added by myself.
June 3, 1997
American foreign and defense policy is adrift. Conservatives have criticized the incoherent
policies of the Clinton Administration. They have also resisted isolationist impulses from within their own ranks. But conservatives have not confidently advanced a strategic vision of America's role in the world. They have not set forth guiding principles for American foreign policy. They have allowed differences over tactics to obscure potential agreement on strategic objectives. And they have not fought for a defense budget that would maintain American security and advance American interests in the new century.
We aim to change this. We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership.
As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world's preeminent power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge:
Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievements of past decades?
Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests?
We are in danger of squandering the opportunity and failing the challenge. We are living off the capital both the military investments and the foreign policy achievements built up by past administrations. Cuts in foreign affairs and defense spending, inattention to the tools of statecraft, and inconstant leadership are making it increasingly difficult to sustain American influence around the world. And the promise of short-term commercial benefits threatens to override strategic considerations. As a consequence, we are jeopardizing the nation's ability to meet present threats and to deal with potentially greater challenges that lie ahead.
We seem to have forgotten the essential elements of the Reagan Administration's success: a military that is strong and ready to meet both present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadership that accepts the United States' global responsibilities.
Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises its power. But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of global leadership or the costs that are associated with its exercise. America has a vital role in maintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. If we shirk our responsibilities, we invite challenges to our fundamental interests. The history of the 20th century should have taught us that it is important to shape circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before they becomedire. The history of this century should have taught us to embrace the cause of American leadership.
Our aim is to remind Americans of these lessons and to draw their consequences for today. Here are four consequences:
we need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future;
we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values;
we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad;
we need to accept responsibility for America's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.
Such a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity may not be fashionable today.
But it is necessary if the United States is to build on the successes of this past century and to ensure our security and our greatness in the next.
Project for the New American Century Website:
For some (unknown) reason all PNAC websites have been taken down.... wonder why?
Comments on Above PNAC Article:
It may be of interest that a number of members within the PNAC Organization; and now in the Bush Administration, when in the Ronald Reagan administration helped set up the Saddam Hussein regime. This means they helped remove Iraq from US listing as "Terrorist Supporting Nation," effectively removing our embargo in 1980's, thus enabling Iraq to legally acquire and arm with "WMD" including Bio/Chem weapons. These people then sat back and watched Saddam employ US Satellite and Spy Plane data to poison gas both Iran and Iraq villages. Of course there was a good reason for this, Saddam at the time was our ally and friend against Iran. Iran becoming the enemy when the SAVAK Secret Police fell after the Shah of Iran died in 1980 of cancer. Referring to the above PNAC "Isolationists" statement, they apparently consider our 80% Importation of 'all' consumable commodities as less than desirable. This may explain tax cuts needed to invest in additional US-Corp building of manufacturing facilities in Communist China, resulting in laying off more unneeded US-labor. American market experts have admitted that Corp-Profits today are the result primarily of returns from Foreign-Investments. It is not from expanded industry and factories in America, as these in fact are continuously moving out of America. It may instead be Foreign Investors buying up American infrastructure that is now adding a few lower paying job's(?). At that our economy goes deeper into debt every weak, and our job market still not recovering to the pre-year 2000 level with jobs of comparable wage and benefit.
Visit their Webpage, download their "Defense and National Security" link (button) to find out about their "Constabulary" or Global Military Dominance ambitions.
Statement From: Defense and National Security Rebuilding America's Defenses Section V, paragraph-5 'Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force'
Any serious effort at transformation must occur within a larger framework of U. S. national security strategy, military missions and defense budgets. The United States cannot simply declare a "strategic pause" while experimenting with new technologies and operational concepts. Nor can it choose to pursue a transformation strategy that would decouple America and allied interests. A transformation strategy that solely pursued capabilities for projecting force from the United States, for example, and sacrificed toward basing and presence, would be at odds with larger American policy goals and would trouble American allies. Further the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor.
Paul Wolfowitz & PNAC "Defense & Nat'l Security"
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