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Old 10-31-2017, 08:42 AM
SteveG1 SteveG1 is offline
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Originally Posted by RTFirefly View Post
Bill and 'luc, I'm not disagreeing with either of you. But Elvis' point that I'm questioning here is whether Cheney forced Republicans to support the Iraq war, not whether they were lied into supporting it.
Some may have been lied to, but others were fully in on it.

"Project For The New American Century. The "neocons". The draft dodging warmongers. Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Kristol, Abrams, Bolton, Bork, brother Jeb Bush, Libby, etc etc etc etc. They had been waiting for an excuse, ANY excuse.
"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."
They wanted to grab control and oil. W's White House was loaded with this type, and he played along with them.

11 September was their "Pearl Harbor" - even though Iraq had NOTHING to do with the attacks.
"We have no choice but to re-instill in our foes and friends the fear that attaches to any great power.... Only a war against Saddam Hussein will decisively restore the awe that protects American interests abroad and citizens at home" - PNAC member Reuel Marc Gerecht

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