More Wars, And Welfare, Too!
Jim Grichar (aka Exx-Gman)
CIA Director R. James Woolsey a de facto member of George Bush’s
Axis of Deceit has apparently tried to take what he thought was
the high road when he suggested that the U.S. and the civilized
world was in for a long world war to spread freedom and democracy
as a way of fighting and ending tyranny in the Muslim world. What
Woolsey is proposing is to spread the democratic socialist state
philosophy to the Muslim world, by a long-term program of war, propaganda,
and political and economic pressure.
a commentary piece in the Wednesday, April 16 edition of The
Wall Street Journal, Woolsey proclaimed that the U.S. needs
to extend the current war on terror into a lengthy Cold War-like
campaign by also creating alliances and developing freedom-loving
allies in the Muslim world the Muslim equivalents of Lech
Walesa, Vaclev Havel, and Andrei Sakharov. Woolsey stated that such
opinion leaders, with the military and diplomatic might of the United
States and its allies, can force out those totalitarian Muslim leaders
and make Islamic countries into democratic nations, just
like Turkey, Indonesia, and the Balkans (I am laughing so hard at
this one that it hurts!).
claiming that there is no cultural incompatibility between Islam
and democracy, Wild Jim (apparently not knowing the difference between
religion and culture on the one hand and race on the other), branded
those who believe in this incompatibility as racists.
fire by paragraph three of his piece, Wild Jim also blamed World
War II and the current war on terror on the fact that the West,
and the U.S. in particular, engaged in a period of self-indulgence
and enjoyed stock market gains (in the 1920's and the 1990's) instead
of arming up and bullying would-be dictators, that is, living up
to our international responsibilities. (No wonder that Woolsey,
while he was Bill Clinton’s first CIA Director, was rumored never
to have been able to get an audience with Der Schlickmeister.
A neo-con war-monger to the core, Woolsey was probably foisted on
Slick Willie in exchange for neo-con support during the 1992 election.
To paraphrase the late Murray Rothbard, what did Slick Willie know
about Woolsey and when did he learn of it? Inquiring minds want
to Foist Western Secularism and Democratic Socialism onto Muslim
as their socialist predecessors have foisted Western secularism
and democratic socialism on the United States, Western Europe, Japan,
and Latin America, the Axis of Deceit now wants to do the same to
the Muslim world, ostensibly to give them democracy and change
their evil ways. By showing them that the U.S. is a friend,
like it did to those in Eastern Europe when it conducted the Cold
War, Woolsey and his buddies in the mendacious mob think that the
U.S. can convince all those Muslims currently living under totalitarian
or authoritarian regimes to push for, and learn to love, democratization.
just how is the Axis of Deceit going to convince freedom-loving
Muslims that democracy is the right approach to government? After
all, this is not Western or Eastern Europe, with a culture, religion,
and political tradition much more amenable to implanting democratic
let’s take Iraq as an example. Since we have not yet found Iraq’s
Lech Walesa, the Pentagon has selected former U.S. Army General
Jay Garner to rule excuse me, administer temporarily
the country. While Garner is searching for the Iraqi "Lech,"
the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), according
to the April 16 Daily Telegraph of London, awarded over $200
million in contracts for various projects in Iraq. In addition to
searching for legitimate local leaders who can liaise with
Jay Garner’s crew, contractors are to engage in "... rebuilding
the country’s propaganda-infested school system."
to the Telegraph, the winner of this latter contract, Creative
Associates International, Inc. (CAII), is a woman-owned minority
firm that is supposed to find classrooms and school supplies for
four million Iraqi children by next October 1, the start of the
new Iraqi school year. CAII is also supposed to help "... retrain
teachers forced for years to indoctrinate pupils with the glory
of Saddam Huessein, and the evils of such enemies as America and
the Jewish race. American officials are reportedly keen to have
secular state schools up and running in Iraq as soon as possible,
to counter concerns that Islamic schools, possibly sponsored by
Iran or Saudi Arabia, could emerge to fill the vacuum."
there you have it. The Axis of Deceit has decided that it must re-educate
Iraqi children so that they acquire Western secular values, including
the democratic socialism foisted on American kids, and dump Islam.
You can bet that this feminized education plan is also designed
to bring an even greater amount of women’s liberation philosophy
to Iraq, just as U.S. public schools do.
will this take root, or will Iraqi’s put their children into Islamic
schools that will likely be funded by Saudi Arabia or Iran? It is
likely to anger many devout Muslims, who will refuse to allow their
children to be indoctrinated with Western secular ideas including
modern feminism and it may boost recruiting by the indigenous
terrorist groups. Look for domestic blowback from this in the U.S.,
possibly including terrorist attacks but also more attempts by radical
Islamic groups to push their culture and modes of behavior in the
U.S. in order to neuter the neo-con offensive.
These Bozos Now!
whole crazy plan is going to blow up in the face of the U.S. government.
And the American public is not only going to have to pay for it,
it will also have to live with the likely bad results for many generations.
I question the utility of voting, nonetheless I would suggest that
the public vote these authoritarian neo-con creeps like Wild Jim
Woolsey, his friends in the Axis of Deceit, and any politicians
who kowtow to them, out of office. And the public needs to write
their Congressmen, urging them to cut defense spending.
U.S. taxpayers get their representatives to cut sharply the Pentagon’s
funds for hardware, operations, and manpower, then nut cases like
Woolsey, Perle, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, Abrams, Gingrich, et.
al. (sounds like one of those ambulance-chasing law firms that advertise
their services on television!!) will not be able to conduct their
crazy wars and create more U.S. enemies!
Grichar (aka Exx-Gman) [send
him mail], formerly an economist with the federal government,
writes to "un-spin" the federal government's attempt to con the
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