December 12, 2002
Highest Levels of the U.S. Government at Play?
-- The Council on Foreign Relations appears to have been collaborating
with informants inside the National Security Council on the coming
War with Iraq.
In the meantime, MSNBC has aired an all
too realistic inside look at how the National Security Council could
advise President George W. Bush on some attack plans that might
just come in handy by this time next week.
According to an informant, this cozy relationship
all started last month in a dramatic series of meetings at National
Security Council offices, where veterans of past administrations
and experts in foreign policy discussed the complexities of war
and dangers of peace.
Now, it has been learned, that the planning for a limited war with
Iraq, has been leaked to the press under the guise of "public
education" in segments consisting of a number of two-hour television
exposures to be broadcast nationwide prior to Whitehouse Press conferences.
The scenario begins with United Nations
weapons inspectors on the ground in Baghdad, 50,000 U.S. troops
in the region, and a declaration by Saddam Hussein that he does
not possess weapons of mass destruction.
What else is new? The United States already
has a for-real ambiguous information policy.
We already know that the U.N. Council is
seemingly unable to cope with increasingly difficult real
developments in Iraq and around the world.
We also know that President George W. Bush
is out of executive options. It is readily apparent that Iraq is
in material breach of its obligations to the United Nations.
Now, we have the National Security Council
discretely sponsoring a TV extravaganza on whether or not the President
of the United States should out the remaining shreds of his war
President Bush said in June that "Our
Nation's cause has always been larger than our Nation's defense.
We fight, as we always fight, for a just peace—a peace that favors
liberty. We will defend the peace against the threats from terrorists
and tyrants. We will preserve the peace by building good relations
among the great powers. And we will extend the peace by encouraging
free and open societies on every continent. We possesses unprecedented—
and unequaled—strength and influence in the world. The aim of this
strategy is to help make the world not just safer but better. Our
goals on the path to progress are clear: political and economic
freedom, peaceful relations with other states, and respect for human
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