The Axis of Deceit:
Expand the Empire by Smearing the State Department!
Jim Grichar (aka Exx-Gman)
that the bureaucrats of the State Department have not done its bidding
either before or after the war on Iraq, the Axis of Deceit the
neo-conservative warmongering group that had gotten the U.S. to
attack Iraq has publicly launched a major drive to reorganize
the State Department and clean out those opposing its imperial ambitions
towards the Middle East. But is reorganizing the State Department
their real aim, or is pressuring George Bush into launching an attack
on Syria the real goal of the Axis?
House Speaker Newt Gingrich a member of Donald Rumsfeld’s
Defense Policy Advisory Board and a senior fellow at the American
Enterprise Institute launched the Axis’ jihad on State
in a speech before an audience at the American Enterprise
Institute on Tuesday morning, April
22. (Is Newt taking the lead now that Richard Perle is under a cloud?)
a rant reminiscent of a dictator’s tirade, the "Newtster"attacked
State’s Bureau of Near East Affairs for six months of diplomatic
failure prior to the war and for failing in its post-war mission
by continuing to appease dictators and prop up corrupt regimes.
Among the charges, Newt indicted State for: 1) the failure to get
Turkey to agree to be a staging base for the U.S. attack on Iraq;
2) the failure of the United States to get European and UN support
for its attack on Iraq; 3) the failure to get contracts issued for
Afghan reconstruction; and 4) for encouraging Secretary of State
Colin Powell to meet with a "... terrorist supporting, secret
police wielding dictator ... ." (Apparently Newt was referring
to Syrian President Assad.)
Really Running the Show, or How Do We Get George to Start Another
timing and content of Gingrich’s attack on the State Department
are interesting. Fresh from its victory in getting the U.S. to attack
and take control of Iraq, the Axis of Deceit has been beating the
war drums for an attack on Syria.
Powell going to Syria and working with Russia, France, the UN, and
others to get an Israeli-Palestinian peace process going (all with
President Bush’s permission) as well as State’s control of the pork
barrel funds for reconstructing Iraq (read payoffs to Bush supporters)
has really lit a fire under Newt’s and the Axis’ tails.
combination of actions has apparently stymied any rapid U.S. attack
on Syria. And the recent looting in Iraq including the loss of
that country’s vast treasure of historical and cultural artifacts and recent protests by the different religious and ethnic groups
is demonstrating that predictions made by critics of the war namely
that the U.S. would be stuck there for decades trying to turn
Iraq into a democracy are starting to come true even sooner
wonder Newt and his fellow Axis warmongers have gotten so riled
up and felt the need to stage a counter-attack of their own.
can the Axis attack George Bush directly for not wanting to start
another war immediately? Well, not really, as he foolishly gave
the Axis the go-ahead to get us into Iraq in the first place. And
this is true even if Mr. Bush is beginning to have second thoughts
about the invasion of Iraq (what is Karl Rove whispering into his
ear?) and is dragging his heels on starting other wars.
Newt and his Axis pals appear to have concluded that they can still
get what they want by pushing the President into a corner again.
They probably will try to steamroller Mr. Bush into launching a
war on Syria by attacking the State Department as the modern equivalent
of sellouts and, at the minimum, disloyal to the Administration.
While the Newtster did not use the word traitors in describing
the folks at State, he did say that they were deliberately and systematically
working to undermine the President’s policies on the Middle East.
Gingrich called for major Congressional hearings on the State Department
followed by legislation to reform the operations and authority of
the State Department, especially the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID), which handles the Afghan and Iraqi reconstruction
coincidentally, any hearings would call into question State Department
advice against starting other wars thus eliminating a moderating
voice against starting other wars and would also likely disrupt
and delay the flow of the pork from State’s USAID to politically-connected
contractors. By delaying any reconstruction and making the Afghan’s
and Iraqi’s suffer further, Newt and his Pentagon Pal Rummy would
have another reason to claim that the Defense Department should
be in charge of post-war reconstruction.
Reform of U.S. Foreign Policy
bottom line is that neither Newt Gingrich nor his buddies in the
Axis of Deceit give a hoot in Hades about whether the State Department
is well-run or not. All they care about is conducting a successful
smear campaign against the State Department and using this smear
job as a club to get George Bush to continue U.S. attacks on other
countries in the Middle East. Since the career types both analysts
and diplomats at State disagree with the Axis of Deceit and its
policies, they are to be neutered, but not eliminated.
reform of U.S. foreign policy would have the U.S. end all alliances
with other countries, end all foreign aid and financial support
of international organizations such as the World Bank and International
Monetary Fund, get out of the United Nations (a front for one-world
dictatorial government), and declare a foreign policy of neutrality,
friendship, peace, and free trade with all countries.
return to the traditional U.S. foreign policy would then be the
guide to a drastically slimmed down foreign policy and defense establishment,
saving the U.S. taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars per year
and trillions over the long run.
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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