The United States of Aggression: God Help America, You Need It.*
The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, is a Washington-based think tank created in 1997. Above all else, PNAC desires and demands one thing: The establishment of a global American empire to bend the will of all nations.
William Rivers Pitt
Having just read the “Project for a New American Century”, whitepaper “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century.”, from start to finish, all I can say is that the last eight years of American History will go down in the history books as the time when a plan for global empire backfired.
This report proceeds from the belief that America should seek to preserve and extend its position of global leadership (a) by maintaining the pre-eminence of U.S. military forces. Today, the United States has an unprecedented strategic opportunity. It faces no immediate great-power challenge; (b) it is blessed with wealthy, powerful and democratic allies in every part of the world; (c) it is in the midst of the longest economic expansion in its history; and (d) its political and economic principles are almost universally embraced. (e) At no time in history has the international security order been as conducive to American interests and ideals.
PNAC- “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century.”
The document is utterly narcissistic, self-interested and self-important. It is aggressive to the point of being psychopathic, demanding not only that the USA extend and enhance it’s influence in Europe, Asia and the Middle East (i.e. the whole world) but that it control the “International Commons” of space and cyberspace.
This document and it’s writers clearly have an over-developed sense of personal and national importance and unfortunately when Bush assumed the Presidency, the men who created and nurtured the imperial dreams of PNAC became the men who run the Pentagon, the Defense Department and the White House. Luckily they did not have the brains to succeed and made so many mistakes their house of cards has tumbled. Let’s look at some of these founding beliefs and see how America has done since publication:
(a) by maintaining the pre-eminence of U.S. military forces.
I’ll give you that one success – you are more capable of bullying people than any other nation on earth. Big round of applause for the “World’s Biggest Bully”.
(b) it is blessed with wealthy, powerful and democratic allies in every part of the world.
Your economic folly has corrupted the world financial system. Your former allies are now very wary of your Government lies and deceit. Their wealth has been diminished greatly by the USA exporting toxic debt assets to their blessed friends.
(c) it is in the midst of the longest economic expansion in its history. George W. Bush had no clue about money. Instead of taking the economic hit of the mini recession early in his first term, and allowing the economy to adjust through market movements, he let Greenspan re-inflate the bubble leading to possibly the greatest economic collapse in all American history (now). This one has been truly screwed and the coming economic downturn will weaken America beyond measure.
(d) its political and economic principles are almost universally embraced. Your politics is the politics of power, money, influence pedalling, bullying, lying, renditions, torture, C.I.A government sponsored killings and coups. Your politics, as outlined in this document, are about being the world’s bully. Your corrupt economics and fiat banking system has just bankrupted the world financial system.
Clearly the Cheney’s, Bush’s, Wolfowitz’s et al who formed PNAC – and their many minions – have profited handsomely from the wars, and post war scenarios, that their warped psychopathology has lead the USA and the world into. Unfortunately their personal profiteering does not make for “political and economic principles” that are universally embraced. Especially the bits where Bush and Cheney award their own companies exclusive contracts. Don’t you guys know you look as bad as tin-pot dictators? Oh! I forgot … you were trying to be tin-pot dictators. It is not just us dirty foreigners who hate your self-serving ways, however. You have been seen for what you are, even by your own:
Americans have had just about enough of watching insiders with the right connections living well off the rest of us.
Really now it has to be said: America, as a nation, is politically, economically and socially derided worldwide. Basically the world laughs at you as deficient humans, lazy, self centred, greedy, incapable of electing honest politicians or recognising or standing up for truth.
When you gain this capacity the world will want to see Bush and Cheney on Trial.
(e) At no time in history has the international security order been as conducive to American interests and ideals. You killed that one stone dead too – never has the USA had so many enemies facing inward and so many friends ready to walk away.
All this might not be so scary except Obama is changing nothing in this strategy, despite the failures noted above. Continuation of the USA’s aggressive foreign policy has already been seen under Obama who has recoiled from pre-election rhetoric and does not seem to have noticed something: All the other shit Bush and his friends based policy on have pretty much gone: all you have left is your weapons, which soon you may not be able to maintain.
*The author is agnostic, though he suspects God is unlikely based on the evidence at hand. Looks like America really is up to it’s neck in it.