How Did America Get Into This Mess? The PNAC
Let’s move on/back to 1997 and the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a Washington think-tank, which was formed in 1997 and ran thru 2006. It is my understanding that the fundamental purpose of the PNAC was to promote America. In 1997 the PNAC released a “Statement of Principles”. It had 25 original members.
It was signed by it’s founding members and a variety of well-known politicians and journalists. Some of these members included Dick Cheney, I. Lewis (Scooter)Libby, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, John Bolton, Richard Armitage, and Elliott Abrams.
As I recall, one of the purposes mentioned by the PNAC was the removal of Saddam Hussien and the destruction of Iraq’s infrastructure and then the rebuilding of that infrastructure.
After 911, Halliburton eventually got that no-bid contract in the Middle East. Before he was elected Vice President, Dick Cheney was the CEO of Halliburton. Do you see any connection here?
Of course, there is more to this group and you can read all about it on the Internet, just look up: PNAC and you will have a field day with what you learn about this “think tank group”.
So, keep this name (PNAC) in mind as we move forward.