Preface: IN RETROSPECT, by Robert McNamara (1995)
"We of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations who participated in the decisions on Vietnam, acted according to what we thought were the principles and traditions of this nation. We made our decisions in light of those values. Yet we were wrong, terribly wrong. We owe it to future generations to explain why."
Robert S. McNamara (1995), Sec. of Defense, 1961-1968
Sept 11, 2001 The United States suffered approximately 3,000 dead in one morning! Four Egyptian Pilots, 15 Saudi Jihadists hit NYC and the Pentagon.
The Popularity Polls indicate G.W. Bush at 71%, scaring Democrats. Now the Propaganda Battle begins. Billionaires begin throwing huge amounts of money at War Protest Groups and Political Campaigns. George Soros is quoted as saying, "Whatever it takes to beat Bush".
The volume of hysteria mounts in the passing months, and 'Hate Bush' grows. Well-funded War-Protest Groups expand. Effective campaigning has a notable impact nearing the 2004 Election. GWB Polls down to 48/52, Kerry leads. Then Hollywood & Navy Swift-boaters clash for last-minute votes. Michael Moore chortles, "Back to Texas, we want Our Country Back! Get the Oil Cartel out of the Oval Office". Sanity returns. It's Wartime, and the public chooses Bush/Cheney.
Election Day is over, but the hysteria continues, as if there were no clear mandate."Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Halliburton; Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Halliburton!" The negative chanting continues to this day...and our suicidal enemy is encouraged. G.W. Bush is still hovering between 36 to 40 percentile. Wow! That's an illustration of the power of campaign money, and repetitive smears. That's Hot-Air Politics & generated hatred.
Today, we are all witness to the Grand Ayatollah and his front-man, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, nearly ready to "Wipe the Israeli Off The Map". He has boldly taken the I.A.E.A. Seals off of his Uranium Stash. His underground facilities are well-known, the grid maps are marked for destruction, and the enemy insists on Armageddon, to bring about the Prophesy of the Twelfth Imam. They have a callous Death Wish. reb