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Decision Points: George W. Bush Memoirs – Here’s A Book To Burn

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September 15, 2010: Keith Johnson / Revolt of the Plebs – September 14, 2010

Admirers of George W. Bush will soon have an opportunity to get inside the head of their dearly beloved neo-conservative icon.  His much-hyped memoir, ‘Decision Points’ is due out in bookstores on November 9th [2010].

We’re told that ‘The Decider’ has, “spent almost every day” writing what his publishing house calls, “a strikingly personal and candid account revealing how and why he made the defining decisions in his consequential presidency and personal life.”

Oh—the romantic visions this must conjure up in the minds of so many adoring fans.  Can’t you just imagine all of those sleepless nights Ol’Dubyah must have spent burning the midnight oil?  I can just see him now…instructing his house staff that, “I must not be disturbed” before locking the doors to his study and sinking into a big leather chair. 

There he sits, alone and reflective, preferring to log his thoughts on paper instead of using a computer because—after all—he’s an old fashioned kind of guy.  Occasionally he will rise from his desk to step out onto the terrace. 

There…he breathes in the cool night air and gazes up at the stars. He asks the good Lord to help him find the strength to confront his demons, and the courage to share with his fellow countrymen just how often he struggled with doubts before being forced to make tough and painful decisions. Blah…blah…blah…

Well, if entertaining that fantasy is what helps you get through the book—more power to ya. However, I prefer to entertain a more likely scenario.  Mine has a staff of ghostwriters chasing Ol’Dubyah around the golf course in a vain attempt to pin him down long enough to do some fact checking.  Can’t you just see him…shooting rubber bands at their head as he makes off-color remarks about how poorly they fit into their clothes?  Yeah, that’s more Ol’Dubyah’s style.

But, according to a press release by Crown Publishers, we’re promised a more demure and accessible Bush, one who will be honest and direct in his writing as he reveals “intimate” and “unprecedented” details of his personal life.  We’ll learn what went into his decision to quit drinking, how he decided to give his life over to God (whatever God that might be), and about his relationship with members of his family.  Oh, how sickingly sweet.

The forthcoming book also promises to bring “readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11 in the gripping hours after America’s most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; inside the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.

Wow, that sounds like some ride, which is exactly what readers will be taken for if they choose to plop down $35 (plus tax) for this steaming loaf of bovine excrement.  I’m sure there are many who are waiting to do just that.  This book will certainly find its way to the New York Times bestsellers list, and you’re bound to find copies of this opus prominently displayed on the bookshelves of Burger King franchise owners; Wells Fargo branch managers; small town police chiefs, and all manner of suburban dwelling professionals who consider themselves to be upwardly mobile members of the elite.

However, there is one morsel of truth that can be found in the aforementioned teaser.  These “issues” certainly “have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.” But, come on, do they really expect us to believe that it was George W. Bush who made all of those “controversial decisions”? That will require some spin, especially in light of the fact that every move Bush made was in accordance with plans that were written out for him well in advance of his Presidency.

In 1997, an assorted cast of villains created a Washington based think tank called ‘The Project for the New American Century’ (PNAC).  This group was—in large part—the brainchild of Paul Wolfowitz, who would later become the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense under Bush and the architect of his Iraq policy.  Among some of the founding members—who would later be given key positions in the Bush administration—were Dick Cheney (future V.P.), Donald Rumsfeld (future Defense Secretary), and Richard Perle (future Defense Policy Board chairman).  Other members would go on to become highly influential leaders of the neo-conservative movement—like William Kristol—famed conservative writer for the Weekly Standard, owned by Ruppert Murdoch, who also owns international media giant Fox News.

The goal of this group was to establish America’s hegemony throughout the world and maintain global dominance through military force.  The way they planned to carry this out was outlined in a white paper entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century.” In it, they identified four “Core Missions” for the United States military:

1.) Defend the American Homeland

2.) Fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars

3.) Perform the ‘constabulary’ duties associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions

4.) Transform U.S. forces to exploit the “revolution in military affairs”

All of these objectives had been in the planning stages for years, long before Bush Jr. came onto the scene.  While he was still busy making failures out of every company he was involved with in the private sector, it was Cheney and his gang of criminals who were busy making the “controversial decisions” that W. would later take credit for.

As early as 1992, plans for military adventurism, into and beyond Iraq, were well underway.  At that time, Cheney was President Bush Sr.’s Secretary of Defense.  Following ‘Operation Desert Storm,’ Cheney collaborated with two of his top aides, Paul Wolfowitz and Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby, in drafting up a post-cold war American defense strategy. 

They came up with a document entitled, ‘Defense Planning Guidance.’ It maintained that the U.S. must assert pre-emptive military supremacy to “discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role” and to safeguard “access to vital raw material, primarily Persian Gulf oil.” To this end, it was essential that the U.S. maintain a permanent military presence in the Middle East and to “keep all peacekeeping and rebuilding missions within the power of American political leadership rather than that of the United Nations.”

This would become the ideological blueprint for PNAC and the foreign policy objectives of a future administration they planned to control through an installed, puppet President.

This is where our boy George emerges onto the scene.  Cheney needed someone he and his cohorts could trust and control.  George’s younger brother, Jeb, was already a key player in PNAC as a signatory to the “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” document.  Jeb was considered far more intelligent than George, but lacked the political experience and public recognition that his older brother enjoyed.

Cheney put his full support behind W.’s presidential campaign and even headed his vice-presidential search committee.  After reviewing the committee’s findings, Bush concluded that Cheney was the man he wanted as his running mate.  Go figure.

Everything the PNAC group had invested in, hinged on the victory of George W. Bush over Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential elections.  George had to win by any means necessary.  So it was up to his brother Jeb—a devout PNAC operative and then-Governor of Florida—to tip the scales in his favor by illegally removing 57,700 Florida voters from the rolls.  And the rest—as they say—is history.

Once the PNAC President was installed, all that was needed was a ‘catalyst’ to put their plan into motion.  A reference to this scheme was revealed in Section V of Rebuilding America’s Defenses, entitled “Creating Tomorrow’s Dominant Force“, which includes the sentence: “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor.”

On September 11, 2001, they got their Pearl Harbor.  The decision to invade Iraq and Afghanistan was not one that was pondered upon in the mind of the idiot Bush.  This had been the plan all along.  In 1998, fifteen PNAC members were signatories on a letter to then-President Clinton, urging him to “undertake military action” to eliminate “the possibility that Iraq will be able to use or threaten to use weapons of mass destruction.” The PNAC NeoCons had been salivating over Iraq and Afghanistan for years, and seized upon the 9/11 events to move their plan forward.

So just keep these “points” in perspective as you sit down to read how the “Decider” “decided” all of those “decisions” that have “decisively” flushed this nation into a despotic death spiral.

Part II of this essay is on its way…

The New American Century

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The documentary above is possibly the best ever done concerning the events before, during, and after September 11, 2001– SJH

Link to original article below…

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  1. Really looking forward to part 2

    Dave Jones

    September 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

  2. I’m sorry.. who are you?? I’m no fan of GW but, hey.. he was our president and therefore, deserves a little bit of respect, even from a left wing nut such as yourself!! I voted for Obama and well, you can see where I’m going with this… the true intellectuals are now ruling our nation and fucking it up good and proper so major props must go out to this admistration as well as good old nancy and harry!!! way to go!!! I will be voting on November 2nd and I am now an independent who will proudly take part in ridding the nation of idiots just like you! who do you think you are??? you know, the average american isnt as privileged as you. they have to scrape every penny they can out of a dollar. they struggle to keep food on the table.. to keep the lights powered up while praying for an extension on their unenployment! what do you know about middle of the road americans? you sit there on your lofty pedistol patting yourself on the shoulder for this nifty little article you’ve written all by yourself while the rest of us are struggling to survive! how dare you????? as much as I dislike the policies of Bush, at least he didnt hide out in the white house with the rest of his henchmen feeling superior to the people who put him there. so while your polishing up you english to impress the rest of your viewing audience, you only serve in reiterating what most of us already know.. you are as out of touch as the pompass ass intellectuals you so proudly side with! you are part of the disease as far as I’m concerned. you will ride that dead horse til the bitter end, won’t you? instead of admitting that this wasnt and isnt the CHANGE that we had in mind when we put our hearts and most importantly, our trust into the hands of inexperienced and inept politicians who can’t see past their own arrogance and thirst for power to give a good damn about what real americans are going through!!! you sicken me!


    September 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

  3. Lisa,

    First of all, I’m the editor of this site and you obviously didn’t read the credits or the source of this article, clearly posted at both the top and bottom, as they are with every article on my site. If you had, you would have realized that I didn’t write this particular piece. Keith Johnson did, and did a damn good job! The documentary at the end of the article, which you again obviously didn’t watch, was added by me, as was the editor‘s note.

    Secondly, if you spend any time whatsoever on my site, it would take less than 5 seconds to understand that I neither voted for or supported either Bush or Obama. They are both treasonous puppets of the global elite and I owe neither “respect” or allegiance to either of these scumbag Zionist American traitors or their respective administrations!

    Third, you know nothing of my economic or “intellectual” status and quite frankly, it‘s none of your damn business. I will say this however, I’m a working stiff just trying to make ends meet that is doing everything I can to save this country from the criminals that have taken control of our Republic by trying to educate people like you!

    Last but not least, your obvious lack of observation skills (see first three points) clearly indicates that you are lost in the left-right paradigm, also witnessed by your admission of actually falling prey to Obama’s scripted “Hope and Change” rhetoric that hypnotized the pathetic sheep in this country…

    We warned all of you idiots back in 2007!

    In closing, spend just 15 minutes of your life on my site, then come back to me and see if you still feel compelled to make the same inane and vitriolic remarks!

    By the way, Lisa, I’m also an Independent as well as a Constitutionalist, and have been for over 30 years! It’s time to awaken…

    Peace and God bless…

    – SJH

    The Tonka Report

    Steven John Hibbs

    September 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm

  4. Hi Lisa,

    This book is a bald effort on Wedgie’s part to attempt to nudge up his ranking from “worst ever President” to “arguably the worst”.
    Just because someone is President means they have joined a rogues’ gallery. Handsome is as handsome does, and Wedgie is ultimate ugly.



    September 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm

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