Oh, that would be a shame. Couldn’t they get us involved in any more pointless wars first? How will we stumble into a sure-to-be-apocalyptic future without their guiding hand? I guess we’ll have to make do. On the other hand, virtually all of the founders of the PNAC are now “heavy hitters” in either the Bush administration or the conservative movement at large:
The doors may be closing shortly on the nine-year-old Project for a New American Century, the neoconservative think tank headed by William Kristol , former chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and now editor of the Weekly Standard, which is must reading for neocon cogitators and agitators.
The PNAC was short on staff — having perhaps a half-dozen employees — but very long on heavy hitters. The founders included Richard B. Cheney , Donald H. Rumsfeld , Paul D. Wolfowitz , Jeb Bush , I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby , William J. Bennett, Zalmay Khalilzad and Quayle.
The goal was to continue the Reaganite, muscular approach to projecting American power and “moral clarity” in a post-Cold War world, the group’s manifesto said. The targets were liberal drift and conservative isolationism.
Yeah, you’d hate to have people saying we should just stay home and not go out pillaging other countries for blood and oil.
The article says there is a “mission accomplished” vibe at the PNAC. Now that strikes me as one of the most hilariously ironic statements I’ve heard in a long time. First, it ties to Bush’s classic Mission Accomplished banner blunder on the aircraft carrier. Second, it seems that the PNAC was only concerned about getting us into Iraq, not out. How curious. I wonder if it has something to do with the permanent military bases we’re building in Iraq?
The PNAC did exactly what they wanted to do. They found “a new Pearl Harbor” just when they needed one (how “fortunate”…) and they twisted the memory of the dead from that event to justify invading Iraq, a pissant country that posed no threat to us. “Mission Accomplished”, indeed. The PNAC has succeeded beyond expectations, but the problem is that their success has spelled disaster for the American people. We’re stuck in a war that could last decades while a new war against Iran is currently in the planning stages.
Let me lay it on the line and just say this: The Project for a New American Century is a cabal of fascists who are dead-set on creating an American Empire. Guess who would be in charge of this empire?
Empires are not democracies. Look to Rome if you want to know where our civilization will end up.