Re: Association with PNAC
- I am not sure I view this as idealism. It seems more of an excuse to
increase military spending and carry a big stick and a big chip on the
shoulder - perhaps the ultimate pragmatists.
Our aim is to remind Americans of these lessons and to draw their
consequences for today. Here are four consequences:
• we need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to
carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed
forces for the future;
• we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge
regimes hostile to our interests and values;
• we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad;
• we need to accept responsibility for America's unique role in
preserving and extending an international order friendly to our
security, our prosperity, and our principles.
On 11/23/05, Doug Pensinger <brighto@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 10:52:27 -0600, Dan Minette
> <dsummersminet@...> wrote:
> > Now, if they had worked for the think tank, did significant fund raising
> > for that think tank, wrote papers put out by the think tank, then the
> > association would be stronger, and may reflect a change in their
> > philosophy. But, I really have a hard time picturing Rumsfeld or Cheney
> > as starry-eyed idealists. :-)
> Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wofowitz and Jeb Bush were founding members and
> signitors of its statement of principals . How strong do you need the
> association to be?
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