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served as an assistant defense secretary during the Reagan administration and was known as the ìPrince of Darkness,"
ìBasically, Perle is serving as the ventriloquistís dummy and is making the administrationís case publicly but in a deniable fashion,î says John Pike, a defense policy specialist and a known adversary of Perle. ìDonald Rumsfeld adamantly refuses to talk about blowing up Iraq. Richard Perle talks about very little else.î
Since September 11, Perleís message has not changed: Sept. 11 has ìnothing to doî with the reasons why the United States should strike Saddam. So the minor links provided by the administration to establish Saddamís connections with Al-Qaeda are immaterial.
ìWhat is relevant here is that he hates the United States,î Perle told the American Spectator last autumn. ìHe has weapons of mass destruction. He has used them against his own people and would not hesitate to use them against us.î
Originally posted by Bob88
After what seems to be constant French ingratitude for the US saving them a few times, I wouldn't fault Perle for stating what most Americans believe to be already. The alliance seems to be one way to me and always has been.
Originally posted by Netchicken
1) France has never been an ally of anyone, it just enters into marriages of convienience.
2) Take a look at the trouble the Pacific went to to close down Mueroa Atoll, where they were conducting nucleur tests in our backyard. - being too gutless to conduct them in france.
3) If the arabs hate him, and they do according to the rest of the article, then its a good reason to listen to what he has to say