Fwd = UFO UpDate: Bush Says UFO Promise Still On
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Originally from: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@...> (by way of UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@...>)
Original Subject: UFO UpDate: Bush Says UFO Promise Still On
Original Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 00:49:07 -0500
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From: Grant Cameron <presidentialufo@...>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 00:35:05 -0500
Subject: Bush Says UFO Promise Still On
Bush Says UFO Promise Still On
Vice-President Dick Cheney recently returned to the UFO capitol
of the world - Roswell, New Mexico. It was his first trip there
since a visit there during the waning days of the 2000
During his first Roswell visit in late October 2000, newspapers
reported, "Cheney was greeted by a sign that depicted a little
green man with a heart and the name 'Cheney'_as in 'Space Aliens
Love Cheney.'" Because Cheney had been a former Secretary of
Defense, many within the UFO community speculated that the visit
might have been a hint at an upcoming UFO disclosure. Even the
October 26, 2000 New York Times noted the extraterrestrial
significance of the Cheney stopover with its headline "The Alien
Factor: And Out in Roswell."
Another reason for the Ufological optimism was that the 2000
Roswell visit by Cheney occurred shortly after the now infamous
meeting between presidential candidate George W. Bush and
Arkansas native Charles Huffer. It was during that July 2000
campaign encounter that Huffer asked George Bush if he were
elected President would he disclose "the truth about UFOs." Bush
in reply stated "Sure. I will . . . It will be the first thing
he (pointing to Cheney) will do. He'll get right on it."
Therefore, when Cheney arrived in Roswell a few months later,
many thought it was a sign of positive things to come. Cheney,
to the disappointment of many UFO watchers, simply made his
speech with no mention of E.T.s or anything remotely close, and
flew on to Wyoming. Disclosure didn't come, but the UFO hopefuls
still remained optimistic.
The latest October 2002 visit by Cheney to Roswell also came
with signs that this too could be a nod and a wink to the UFO
community. Instead of speaking at the town hall as he had in
2000, Cheney chose to speak to the 3,000 faithful inside Hanger
32 at the Roswell Industrial Air Center. (Formally Roswell Army
Air Field) This hanger, of course, is just a hop and a skip down
the tarmac from Hanger 84 where the Roswell alien bodies were
rumored to have been stored following the now famous 1947
Roswell weather balloon crash.
The most recent visit to the old Roswell Air Base also closely
mimicked the visit a fellow Republican, and former president,
Ronald Reagan made to the base for a campaign speech for then
Senator Harrison Schmitt in 1982. Like Cheney, Reagan made a
short stopover Roswell speech in late October, just prior to the
Like the Cheney visits, the Reagan visit to the Roswell Air Base
also stirred up the UFO community, occurring only months after
Steven Spielberg had visited the White House and had given a
private screening of "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial" for Reagan and
three dozen of his close friends and colleagues. While giving
his Roswell speech, Reagan always prepared to play to the
audience, even mentioned the popular "E.T." in his speech.
That's the good news. Now for the bad news.
>From the beginning of the Bush administration, the promise madeto Charles Huffer for UFO disclosure appeared to quickly fade to
a distant memory. Once in office the President Bush did not make
UFOs the first thing "Cheney would do." In fact, all evidence
pointed to the fact that the Bush White House did nothing on the
UFO front. Worse in fact, in light of perceived threats from
every direction, the Bush administration made new riveting cold-
war style secrecy the order of the day. This new secrecy was not
exactly amenable to UFO disclosure.
Moreover, Dick Cheney was asked during an April 2001 Washington
D.C. open line show, "If he had ever been briefed on the
subjects of UFOs, and if so what had he been told." His reply
seemed to put out the final embers of the UFO disclosure fire.
"If I had been briefed on UFOs," replied Cheney, "it probably
would have been classified, and I wouldn't be talking about it."
So it was that when Cheney arrived at the Roswell Air Base last
month, where in 1947 pieces of the first recovered flying saucer
were loaded on planes for Wright-Patterson AFB, his only
objectives appeared to be the same as they were in when he
visited in October 2000 -- votes and money.
The Cheney agenda while in Roswell turned out to be one that
would make any extraterrestrial grimace. His 15-minute prepared
speech centered on war and the latest international boogieman
Saddam Hussein, issues that have elevated the Republicans high
in the polls. (Likewise Saddam Hussein playing the same game -
has a popularity rating in his own country in the high
nineties) "Saddam Hussein must disarm," stated Cheney, "or, for
the sake of peace, the United States will disarm him."
The second item on the Cheney Roswell itinerary was oil and
money. In support of Steve Pearce, 2nd Congressional District
Candidate, Cheney was a featured guest at the home of Roswell
oilman George Yates, chairman and chief executive officer of
HEYCO Energy Group. About 250 guests each shelling out $250
attended. Cheney, who had spent many days in the past year
hiding at an unknown location, was now freely visible and
available for photo sessions with couples that were willing to
put up $1,000. And so it was for the Cheney visit to Roswell.
And so it is for elections, and the campaign visits that precede
them. They are in the end about votes, and how to get them. It
is the person with the most votes who wins - not the candidate
with the best plan to save the world.
Opinion polls that measure the "what can you do for me factor"
in the electorate, are important despite the words of former
Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker who reportedly said,
"Dogs know what to do with polls."
Getting the most votes takes convincing the people that you best
represent the opinions reflected in the latest pole. It then
takes money to get that image to the voters with advertising, TV
commercials, and the like. ($80.00 per voter is being spent in
South Dakota) It also takes the proper strategy such as sending
in your big guns into close races at exactly the right time to
win the marginal vote, as both parties are doing at the closing
A few years back former President of Penn State University, Dr.
Eric Walker, hinted in interviews that he knew quite a bit about
the UFO situation at the highest level. In addition, he hinted
that he had been there in 1947, as policies were being developed
to deal with the UFO situation.
Dr. Walker was asked who made up the group that controlled UFO
policy. His reply spoke of "invited" rather than "elected."
"They are a group of elite," he stated. "If you were invited
into this group I would know."
In eight years of contact with various researchers Dr. Walker
never indicated that politicians were involved. He stated that
the group was international in nature, and that one would need
the "mind of Einstein" to understand it. Perhaps as Walker
hinted, politicians are not, and have never been a part of the
UFO cover-up. They may simply be pawns like the rest of us.
Politicians, after all are people doing a job. That job involves
following the polls to attract the greatest number of votes,
because re-election, and thereby continued power and influence,
is the name of the game. Find out what people want for
Christmas, and then promise to buy it for them with their own
These are items that find no parallel in UFO research.
Consequently, public support has never materialized for UFOs,
because the public does not yet see any financial or security
gain coming from disclosure. UFOs do not yet look like a
UFOs would not be in the top hundred concerns in opinion polls,
as they do not yet represent an economic or security concern
such as the items that now dominate the polls.
In addition, the UFO disclosure movement suffers from the fact
that there are very few financial backers to finance a 21st
century UFO political campaign. This is because the money behind
many present day politicians (oil industry, military, legal
firms, business, and big stock holders) is tied into the "old
economy" the one the UFO technology will leave behind. People
are motivated by self-interest surprise, surprise!
Politicians are transitory figures who come and go. The
president, for example, has a term of no more than eight years.
The UFO phenomenon, by all indications, is a long-term problem
faced by those who hold the reins. It is therefore not logically
a problem that would ever been handed over to a bunch of short-
term politicians who are here today and gone tomorrow. It is
also hardly the type of problem that could be dealt with by
referring to opinion polls for guidance.
Wilbert Smith, who directed the Canadian government's classified
UFO study from 1950-1954, described the politician's UFO dilemma
in a paper he wrote to describe why the government covered up
the UFO phenomena.
"Politicians have two interests in life; first to win an
election, and second, to do as good a job as possible of
representing their constituency. Neither of these could be
considered as embracing flying saucer investigations. True, a
member of the house may ask questions about flying saucers,
suggest that something might be done about their study, or even
introduce a bill to take definite action, but without strong
public support the result is only so much more wordage in the
official record. Furthermore, because of the type of publicity
from which the whole flying saucer subject has suffered,
politicians who are naturally very sensitive to public reaction
are reluctant to stick their necks out. In light of the
foregoing reasoning I feel that we need not expect any
significant statement with respect to flying saucers by any
This is the true signal that should be perceived from the recent
Cheney visit to the holiest of all UFO shrines. Like Reagan
before him, Cheney was a simply a politician doing his job. That
job was to come to the aid of a congressional seat that was
close and therefore winnable. Furthermore, being a prominent
figure he used his prominence to help gather the millions in
campaign funds needed to win elections and gain political power.
Once gas tops $20.00/gal., or once pollution creates major damage to
the U.S. economy, UFOs might move onto the electors "Christmas wish
list." The election of 2002 is, however, still dominated by the
oil-generated economy and short-term public concerns.
The future, however, is not all bleak. Disclosure is not dead yet.
Today as President George Bush made a last minute swing through the
American Midwest stumping for Republican candidates, he ran across
the man who started it all UFO researcher Charles Huffer.
As Bush headed for Air Force One Huffer stuck out his hand and
reminded him of the July 2000 promise to release "the truth on
UFOs." Huffer asked him if the promise still held. Bush's answer
In an E-mail to this author Huffer stated the following,
"Today as This afternoon, 4 November 2002, President George W.
Bush attended a Republican Campaign Rally at the Northwest
Regional Airport (XNA) in Northwest Arkansas. After the rally
was over, while on the way to Air Force One, President Bush
shook hands with some of the people at the rally. My hand was
one of those. I took the opportunity to remind President Bush
that he had promised ME over two years ago that he would tell us
the truth about UFOs. I then asked if he intended to keep that
promise. He answered: 'Yes'".
"Unfortunately, this time I did not have my recorder with me so
this report is no better than hearsay. But it did happen."
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