Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Being Selected President
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Published on Sunday, September 15, 2002 in The Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President
by Neil Mackay
A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush
and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure
'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.
The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a
'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president),
Donald Rumsfeld (defense secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy),
George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of
staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies,
Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000
by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century
The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the
Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power.
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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD
September 13 - September 20, 2002
WAR WITH IRAQ HAS BEEN PART OF BUSH'S PLAN SINCE TAKING OFFICE
President Bush's U.N. address earlier this week leaves
little doubt that the administration plans to take
action against Iraq with or without international
support. And while the president's speech was
especially blunt, the message was nothing new, says
Temple political science professor Geoffrey Herrera.
"The Bushies have made it clear since the 2000
election campaign that getting rid of Saddam Hussein
was one of their foreign policy priorities," says
Herrera, who teaches the course "Post-Cold War
Security." "Despite the rhetoric of urgency, this has
been something they have wanted to do for quite some
time and the war on terror serves as a pretext. So,
with American military might preeminent, and strong
public support for the foreign policy of the
administration, the war would have to be judged as
However, Herrera adds that the campaign to "make the
case" to the American people and the rest of the world
has been one of the most bizarre episodes in American
foreign policy that he can recall. "The military is
opposed to war, significant sections of the Republican
Party are opposed to war, most of the Democratic party
is opposed to war, and our allies are--with the
partial exception of Great Britain--opposed to war.
Nevertheless, the administration charges forward even
as they appear to convince no one."
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