Saturday, June 20, 2009

Republican Sovereignty

From Talking Points Memo:

"A new group is set to launch in the House of Representatives, made up of conservatives set on defending American power and interests against encroachment from international institutions: The Congressional Sovereignty Caucus.

Their kickoff meeting will be this coming Wednesday, featuring.....special guests Oliver North, Frank Gaffney and Doug Feith."

Oliver North: Cares so much for sovereignty that he was convicted of financing an illegal war against the legitimately elected government of a foreign country.

Frank Gaffney: Gaffney was one of 25 signatories of the June 3, 1997 "Statement of Principles" from the Project for the New American Century...

Here's a sample of those "principles"

"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."

i.e. attacking anyone we want whenever it suits our purpose. Another figure with a profound understanding of the concept of sovereignty.

Doug Feith: "...he supervised the Pentagon Office of Special Plans, a group of policy and intelligence analysts created to provide senior government officials with raw intelligence, unvetted by the intelligence community. The office, eventually dismantled, was later criticized in Congress and the media for analysis that was contradicted by CIA analysis and investigations performed following the invasion of Iraq.

Senator Carl Levin, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stated that "The bottom line is that intelligence relating to the Iraq-al-Qaeda relationship was manipulated by high-ranking officials in the Department of Defense to support the administration's decision to invade Iraq."

Again, a man with a true Republican respect for sovereignty.

Is this some sort of sick joke? What kind of meaningless garbage can possibly emerge from this bogus group? I guess, just like the Republican "budget" and the Republican "energy plan" and the Republican "health plan," just another pack of endless lies designed to confuse people and obscure the truth. In other words, Republican business as usual.

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