Letter to the Editor

Seeking world domination

Friday, April 2, 2004

To the editor:

The names Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Libby, Armitage, Abrams, Bennett and Jeb Bush are well-known to anyone who follows politics. While only two were elected and the rest were appointed, these are the people who run both the White House and our country.

They are also the Project for a New American Century. Formed in the late 1990s, the goal of PNAC is to mold U.S. foreign policy. They want to increase defense spending and achieve global domination in the service of U.S. corporations. In short, they want the United States to be in a state of perpetual military activity around the world, unseating governments they don't like and replacing them with governments more friendly to U.S. economic interests.

As long ago as 1998, PNAC urged President Clinton to invade Iraq and replace Saddam Hussein. As former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and anti-terrorism czar Richard Clarke have told us, when George Bush assumed office, while al-Qaida was ignored, an Iraq invasion was the first order of business.

Americans should now know that the Iraq invasion was not a consequence of the horrendous 9-11 attack and was not driven by the need to combat terrorism. These justifications have been shamelessly used to gain support for sending American servicemen and women into harm's way to further the goals of PNAC. If this is not treasonous, I don't know what is. We must hold the Bush administration accountable as we take our country back.

JOY BELL

Cape Girardeau