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Re: Fwd: 9/15/02 Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before
by kjkhoo
17 September 2002 04:09 UTC
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Why is it insane?

But perhaps more to the point, it is not alone, nor is it new. As the 
PNAC report itself puts it, it sees its proposals as the carry 
through of the Cheney proposals at the end of Bush pere's reign. The 
RAND also put forward similar proposals in 2000, addressed to the 
incoming Bush jr., also available on their website. It is perhaps a 
measure of confidence that such documents are freely available -- the 
Sunday Herald report is wrong is say it's 'secret', as the PNAC 
document can be downloaded off their website.

I think a reading of the various policy forums, both 
establishmentarian and neo-con, shows they also have the same drift, 
indeed similar, sometimes identical, language.

Still, this is all probably the moment of hubris; and the Greeks had 
it right on that one. But as the Greeks well knew, the suffering and 
destruction that is consequent upon such hubris, not only for the 
party thus afflicted, but for others, is great. And so it will be, 
unless Americans put a stop to it, for only they can do so; all other 
players, even if they should so wish, are actually quite helpless in 
the face of such hubris although one wishes they had some backbone to 
at least stand up to it. But it looks like Americans aren't about to 
do so.

kj khoo

At 9:59 PM -0400 16/9/02, Threehegemons@aol.com wrote:
>This whole report is insane, and disturbing, but here is what really 
>jumped out at me
><<<<<<spotlights China for 'regime change' saying 'it is time to 
>increase the presence of American forces in southeast Asia'. This, 
>it says, may lead to 'American and allied power providing the spur 
>to the process of democratization in China';>>>>>>>
>Steven Sherman

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