How Did they Know Bush Would Become President?

Devvy Kidd
September 16, 2002

A very disturbing article was published yesterday in the Sunday Herald from Scotland:

Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President

By Neil Mackay

    "A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

    "The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

    "The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says: 'The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.'

    "The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests'.

    "This 'American grand strategy' must be advanced for 'as far into the future as possible', the report says. It also calls for the US to 'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars' as a 'core mission'.

    "The report describes American armed forces abroad as 'the cavalry on the new American frontier'. The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier document written by Wolfowitz and Libby that said the US must 'discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role'.

    "The PNAC report also:

     - refers to key allies such as the UK as 'the most effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership';

     - describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding American political leadership rather than that of the United Nations';

    - reveals worries in the administration that Europe could rival the USA;

    - says 'even should Saddam pass from the scene' bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain permanently -- despite domestic opposition in the Gulf regimes to the stationing of US troops -- as 'Iran may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has';

    - spotlights China for 'regime change' saying 'it is time to increase the presence of American forces in southeast Asia'. This, it says, may lead to 'American and allied power providing the spur to the process of democratisation in China';

    - calls for the creation of 'US Space Forces', to dominate space, and the total control of cyberspace to prevent 'enemies' using the internet against the US;

   - hints that, despite threatening war against Iraq for developing weapons of mass destruction, the US may consider developing biological weapons -- which the nation has banned -- in decades to come. It says: 'New methods of attack -- electronic, 'non-lethal', biological -- will be more widely available ... combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes ... advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool';

    - and pinpoints North Korea, Libya, Syria and Iran as dangerous regimes and says their existence justifies the creation of a 'world-wide command-and-control system'.

    "Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP, father of the House of Commons and one of the leading rebel voices against war with Iraq, said: 'This is garbage from right-wing think-tanks stuffed with chicken-hawks -- men who have never seen the horror of war but are in love with the idea of war. Men like Cheney, who were draft-dodgers in the Vietnam war.

    'This is a blueprint for US world domination -- a new world order of their making. These are the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world. I am appalled that a British Labour Prime Minister should have got into bed with a crew which has this moral standing.' *End*

Who was this 'blueprint' drawn up for? Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, Jr., brother of President Bush? It was obviously crafted for the future President of the United States.

If Mr. Gore would have been elected President, not in a million years would he have had Dick Cheney as his VP, Donald Rumsfeld as his Secretary of Defense. He most certainly wouldn't have Jeb Bush, Jr., current Governor of Florida, as a cabinet member.

When was this 'blueprint' drawn up? September 2000. Um, excuse me, but the pretend election wasn't held until almost three months later, November 2000.

Now, what say you Bush apologists clamoring for war? I would think that folks like Shawn Hannity, Oliver North and the other members of Bush's stable of "Let's go to war!" would want to make this document the focus of discussion on their TV and radio shows. They might, but I'll bet it comes with lots of spin.

If this document is genuine, who commissioned it? If this document is genuine, does it constitute treason?

Article 3, Section 3, Clause 1

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

If this document is genuine, the people of this country had better start praying, because construction on the road to destruction is almost complete. It also makes you wonder about the instantaneous and firm accusation that Ussamah Bin laden was the trigger man on September 11, 2001.