Wednesday, February 21, 2007

More Cheney Drivel

As Vice President Cheney tours Japan, he continues to spout the same mindless drivel about the Iraq war and China’s newfound sallelite destroying capability. On Iraq Dick had this to say:

“The American people will not support a policy of retreat. We want to complete the mission, we want to get it done right, and then we want to come home, with honor."

This American wants our military to quit breaking countries. Let’s stop providing the conditions for instability and civil war via incompetent political, economic and military strategies. The American people will not support a policy of heavy handed foreign interference that kills innocents and creates more terrorists in the long run. Wasting our money (otherwise known as tax dollars) adds to the frustration.

On China’s shooting down of an unused weather satellite, our V.P. repeated a rather Rumsfeld sounding statement. He cited China’s lack of military transparency and suggested the country become “a more responsible and constructive force in international society”.

As an ex Defense Department Chief Dick Cheney is well aware of America’s use of weapons secrecy to keep the opposition guessing. For the U.S. to chide others for not being transparent is the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. That leads us to his next statement.

"We are cooperating to protect our countries from the dangers of nuclear proliferation"

Actually numberous countries and international commissions believe the Bush administration has incited another great arms race with its policies. The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission made this point in their report. Russian President Vladmir Putin just reiterated it.

Ironically, the Vice President’s Project for the New American Century makes a similar claim in its report “Rebuilding Americas Defenses”. It asserts that smaller countries will want nuclear weapons to reduce the power differential with the United States. Rather than reduce the discrepancy and the need for nuclear weapons development, the PNAC wants America to extend its nuclear weapons advantage. Many would see this as inflammatory, as increasing the “dangers of nuclear proliferation”.

Incidently the series of people crying out for greater Chinese military transparency while ignoring our intransigence, all signed PNAC documents, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Peter Rodman.

As for our military strategy and its transparency, what’s behind this statement from our National Military Strategy?

“Ensuring current readiness while continuing to transform and maintaining unchallenged military superiority will require investment….while investing in programs that extend U.S. military advantages into the future”

Are we sharing these with the Chinese? Of course not…

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