Senator John McCain
Elected to the United States Senate in
1986, ex-US Navy pilot and
Vietnam POW John McCain is an expert in national security matters. He
is also a watchdog on defence corruption.
Editor, The Weekly Standard
A figure of influence in US politics since the 1970s, William
Kristol started the Weekly Standard in 1995 and co-founded the Project
for the New American Century in 1997.
War over Iraq: Saddam's Tyranny and America's Mission
PRICE] -- by William Kristol, Lawrence F. Kaplan
William learned the craft from his father Irving.
Neo-conservatism : The Autobiography of an Idea
Irving Kristol has been declared by some to
father of neo-conservatism. ... Many of his ideas echo in the
words of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and
many others. However unlike the members of that list of shame Irving
Kristol generally manages to retain his dignity
on the last page that Kristol really seems to come apart at the seams.
Here are words by Kristol that could have come straight from something
written by Coulter or Hannity:
E. David Swan (South Euclid, Ohio; amazon.com.
- "But what began to
concern me more and more
were the clear signs of rot and decadence germinating within American
society - a rot and decadence that was no longer the consequence of
liberalism but was the actual agenda of contemporary liberalism."
Neo-Conservativism p. 486
- "I no longer had to
pretend to believe - what
in my heart I could no longer believe - that liberals were wrong
because they subscribe to this or that erroneous opinion on this or
that topic. No - liberals were wrong, liberals are wrong, because they
are liberals. What is wrong with liberalism is liberalism - a
metaphysics and a mythology that is woefully blind to human and
Neo-Conservativism p. 486
JIN: the feeling of decadence and rot, too much to cleanse by
killing all the homosexuals, spreading out of control -- that
the root of the nihilism common to totalitarian movements.
is no logical recourse but to destroy everything in order to make a
clean start. And behold, Germany was destroyed. Thanks to
my Dad for teaching me that totalitarianism, for all its bustle and
energy, is destructive at the core, actually self-destructive. I
didn't get it at the time, and probably argued, but he shipped out to
Casablanca, fought in North Africa, landed in Italy, marched across
France into Germany and probably figured it out for himself.
Richard Perle, Chairman, Pentagon Defense Policy
A leading authority on defence and national security, Richard
has served the US Government for three decades and is viewed as one of
the architects of the Bush administration's foreign policy. He is
regular contributor to various news publications.
In 1997, Perle co-founded the Project for the New American Century
(PNAC), an arch rightwing "think tank" that's proposed the U.S. do
virtually whatever it takes to ensure American dominance of land, sea,
air, space, and cyberspace. A list of PNAC members and ex-members reads
like a Who's Who of the far right -- Perle, Dick Cheney
, Jeb Bush
End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror -- by
Richard Perle; Hardcover
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3. The Pentagon's
dynamic duo: Richard Perle
and Paul Wolfowitz. (Special Report). : An article from: Washington
Report on Middle East Affairs [HTML] -- by Richard H. Curtiss;
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Gore Vidal, Author of
Author of numerous novels, plays, screenplays, short stories
essays, Gore Vidal has written several books on American foreign
America : Reflections on the United States of Amnesia
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A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson -- by Gore
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War for Perpetual Peace
by Gore Vidal
March 10, 2002)
"...[W]hat has evolved over the years are two pieces of electoral
machinery devoted to the acquiring of office--and money. Since neither
party represents anything but the interests of those who own and
administer the country, there is not apt to be much 'choice' in any
election." (p. 126)
SD Eisenhower, Son of President Eisenhower,
A military historian, John SD Eisenhower was a member of
House staff during his father's administration. He is also a retired
Brigadier General (AUS) and served as Ambassador to Belgium between
1969 and 1971.
Bitter Woods: The Battle of the Bulge -- by John
Eisenhower, Da Capo Press;
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2. General Ike : A
Personal Reminiscence -- by John Eisenhower;
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3. So Far from God: The
U.S. War With Mexico,
1846-1848 -- by John S. D.
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James G Roche, Secretary of the Air
As the 20th Secretary of the US Air Force, Dr James G Roche
responsible for its functioning and efficiency, the formulation of its
policies and programs, and the timely implementation of decisions and
instructions of the US Presidents and the Secretary of Defense.
Tactical airborne sensors: Some
thoughts on the
future : An article from: Military Technology
- May 31, 1999)
Johnson, CIA 1967-73, Political Scientist
With a career in foreign policy spanning 50 years, Chalmers
currently holds the position of President of the Japan Policy Research
Institute. An academic at the University of California, he is the
author of countless articles and many books.
Sorrows of Empire : Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
[The American Empire Project]
by Chalmers Johnson (Hardcover
Anyone interested in seeing through the smokescreen of newspeak
Washington feeds us through our anesthetized mainstream media would be
wise to pick up this book, where it is learned, among other things,
that Saddam Hussein was one among many CIA-funded hit men who
participated in several U.S.-backed coup attempts on the government of
Abdel-Karim Kassem, who legalized the communist party in Iraq when he
took power there in the 1950s--provoking the disdain of the insidious
and powerful Allen Dulles at the CIA. Mr. Johnson's inquiry into the
underhanded history of U.S. relations with Iraq and Saudi Arabia is as
chilling as it is revealing. ... Johnson's book ... never
allows the reader to indulge the kind of willfully ignorant denial in
which so many find comfort.
...politics is merely the pawn--this game is only about installing
governments around the world that are willing to import Western
free-market imperialism. Johnson focuses ... on ... the establishment
and maintenance of bases whose utility died with wars long over.
Especially frightening is Johnson's discussion of "a new, highly secret
air base" currently under construction in Oman that will "accommodate
the most advanced American bombers, fighters, and cargo aircraft." The
base is situated in a region and location perfectly suitable to
impending conflict with Iran, ...
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we risk going the way of the Soviet Union: militarily mighty, but at
the cost of devastating our own economy and destroying precious
freedoms at home.
Roman imperial sorrows mounted up over hundreds of years. Ours are
likely to arrive with the speed of FedEx. ....
four sorrows ...are certain too visit the United States.
First, there will be a state of perpetual war, ....
Second, there will be a loss of democracy and constitutional rights as
the presidency fully eclipses Congress ...
[Third,] truthfulness will increasingly be replaced by a system of
propaganda, disinformation, and glorification of war, power, and the
Lastly, there will be bankruptcy,
D. Nishimoto "Golden Lion"
: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (Second Edition)
Chalmers Johnson (Paperback - Jan 4, 2004)
our policies are stimulating our enemies around the globe to organize
.... Blowback is a CIA term for unintended consequences of
foreign, military, or clandestine policies. Johnson warns us that
unless we awaken to the effects our policies have on the other nations
that we will continue to invite contempt and terrorist solutions
We won the Cold War, so lets move on, change our militaristic
strategies before our military budget sinks our entire nation the way
the Soviet military expenditures sunk their empire.
C. B Collins Jr.
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Lewis, Centre for Public Integrity
Charles Lewis is the founder, and was until recently
director, of the Centre for Public Integrity - a non-profit,
non-partisan watchdog organisation established in 1989, conducting
investigative reporting and research on public policy issues.
The Buying of the President 2004 : Who's Really Bankrolling
His Democratic Challengers--and What They Expect in Return (Buying of
the President) (Paperback)
"Politics, Winston Churchill once said, are almost as exciting as war,
and quite as dangerous..."
The lesson is that our democracy has been and is continuing to be
eroded by the necessity to raise large amounts of money for campaigns
for public office. Politicians have no choose [choice] but to do the
bidding of their contributors. This reality makes the voters
less important then they used to be.
(Carlotta, CA) amazon.com
Lewis notes that there is an inverse relationship between the
overpowering dominance of big money in campaigns and the participation
of citizens. Many, understandably, after observing the travesty of
money chases masquerading as American democracy, opt out of the system
altogether. As the money influence grows, more citizens stay home on
election day, a sad and tragic consequence of a system that has run
amuck as quests for public office have degenerated into special
interest bidding wars.
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Cirincione, Carnegie Endowment for
Author, lecturer and frequent commentator on proliferation
security issues in the media, Joseph Cirincione is a senior associate
and director of the Non-Proliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace in Washington DC.
Neo-Conned! Again : Hypocrisy, Lawlessness, and the Rape of
"the essays illustrate the hypocrisy and illegality of America's stance
on terrorism and its policies of aggression in the Middle East. "
--publisher's jacket notes
Susan Eisenhower, Granddaughter of
Journalist, author and news expert Susan Eisenhower is a
fellow and director of programs at the Eisenhower Institute. She is
currently serving a third term appointed to the National Academy of
Sciences' standing Committee on International Security and Arms Control
in Space: US-Russian Cooperation After the Cold War
-- by Susan
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Breaking Free: A Memoir of Love and Revolution (Hardcover)
From Publishers Weekly
Eisenhower, a step-grandmother and the twice divorced mother
three daughters, is not being fanciful when she writes of her
identification with Romeo and Juliet. In her case, the antagonistic
forces were the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., either of which might have
proscribed her marriage to Soviet physicist Roald Sagdeev. In a memoir
written against the chaotic background of Gorbachev's perestroika,
which she makes immediate and vivid, Eisenhower recreates the growing
love between herself and Sagdeev, whom she met in 1987 at a
U.S.-U.S.S.R. forum in New York. Before they married in 1990, the
couple rendezvoused in Russia, the U.S. and various European countries
at foundation and political meetings at which the author, the
granddaughter of the 34th president of the U.S. and president of the
Eisenhower Institute, is often a guest. The couple maintained a public
professional decorum while meeting clandestinely for intimacy.
Colonel Walter W Saeger Jr,
Director, US Air Force
Colonel Walter W 'Wally' Saeger is director of the
Munitions Directorate, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base
in Utah. The directorate manages a stockpile of equipment worth over
Colonel Richard Treadway,
Commander USA F Stealth
Vice-Commander of the 49th Fighter Wing of the US Air Force,
Colonel Richard Treadway has served since graduating from the Air Force
Academy in 1979. He flew 21 combat sorties over Iraq in 1991.