posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 08:17 AM
Agreed, but you have the groups wrong, I think. Why stretch to find a conspiracy when the evidence is there in black and white that PNAC, AEI, the
Office of Speical Plans, and other neoconservative think-tanks, Plan B-style groups, and lobbying organizations had been planning the war throughout
the 90s? I wouldn't call the President a puppet, but today's Republican party doesn't take it's marching orders from the usual suspects anymore.
Bush Sr. was a realist, and strong enough to keep the neoconservatives in check. He would never have allowed Iraq to unfold as it has under the
weaker Bush Jr., who took the advice of those promising the most rosy outcome, rather than the most experienced statesmen.
Thanks for the info and greetings Koji,
I am always ready to listen and learn. BTW, for us apolitical types, what are the PNAC and AEI?
Yes, maybe "puppet" as too strong a word, but I still find it sad that Bush 43 takes ALL of the flak for decisions not totally his own. As an
American, I have to support my president, be he Republican or Democrat, right or wrong. I realize that he is, after all, only a man, and has faults
and foibles just like the rest of us. His decisions are only as good as the intel and advice he is given.
I felt that my "another Vietnam" comment may have made it look like I'm for pulling out...egads!! No! No! No! I have the utmost respect for, and
will give my full support to our brave men and women in uniform. I didn't make it clear that I was trying to show that the American public was
getting weary of this war, and many have started advocating immediate pullout or at least a definite plan for pullout. Do they really understand the
danger of creating that vacuum? It doesn't look like it! If the politicians give in to the weak of mind and pull out before the job is done, we'll
all pay the price!!
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