Why do we have troops in Iraq? Why did we invade Iraq? Who was advocating American troops in Iraq before 9/11? The answer to all three questions is "The PNAC".
The following is portions of an article published on the internet concerning the PNAC, why we invaded Iraq, and why we maintain an army of military occupation in Iraq. The article can be accessed by going to Google, typing "Project for the New American Century" and punching "Search". Much of the article is the following:
"Project for the New American Century (PNAC):
" Cheney's Monstrous Scheme
"By Mary Louise
"The blueprint for our current foreign policy was being written back in 1992 by then-Defense Secretary, Dick Cheney. His writings set out a new doctrine that called for U.S. power in the twentieth century, to be that of an aggressive and unilateral approach that would secure American dominance of world affairs by force if necessary. This "peace through strength" policy has been unfolding from the day Bush, Jr. took office; the strategic planning of it was done during the Clinton administration with funding from the military-industrial complex, energy companies, and right-wing foundations. Over time, those working on these new plans evolved into PNAC, established in 1997 with members Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz at the helm. . . . In September 2000, the PNAC updated and refined Cheney's original version into a new report entitled: "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources for a New Century" calling for unprecedented hikes in military spending, American military bases in Central Asia and Middle East, toppling of non-complying regimes, abrogation of international treaties, control of the world's energy sources, militarization of outer space, total control of cyberspace, and the willingness to use nuclear weapons to achieve "American" goals. This plan by the neo-conservative or neo-con think tank, PNAC, shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power and says the U.S. for decades has sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security, revealing that a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure a regime change was planned even before Bush took power in January, 2001. The lengthy blueprint for U.S. global domination can be accessed at http://cryptome.org/rad.htm. In order to truly understand how despicable and repulsive Cheney and his schemes actually are, we must revisit the past before we continue. A CFR member; Cheney was Chief of Staff to Gerald Ford, Secretary of Defense to George Herbert Bush, and Wyoming's only Congressman. . . . We must diligently question and resist the immorality of this new policy of endless war with an endless budget, provided for by putting the squeeze on hardworking taxpayers who are also expected to sacrifice their own cherished offspring as toy soldiers in their end wargame, on the altar of bloody sacrifices. World politics are a chessboard upon which tyrants insanely intoxicated with power, play people like pawns of the game. . . . This strategy of permanent war abroad, will result in a permanent domestic state of emergency which means a permanent state of siege for all Americans. In this devilish pursuit of world conquest in the name of U.S. interests, Bush is acting under strategic policy that demands the continuous demonstration of a universal American "right" to impose its will on Planet Earth. . . . The Bush administration has brazenly launched an all-out assault against our civil liberties using fear tactics while trying to hide the fact that weapons were supplied by the U.S. to our "enemies". Tam Dalywell of the House of Commons had this to say, 'This is garbage from right-wing think tanks stuffed with chickenhawks, men who have never seen the horror of war but are in love with the idea of war. Men like Cheney, who were draft-dodgers in the Vietnam war.' . . ."
You have a choice. You can vote to re-elect Hal Rogers who rubberstamps all of the Bush-Cheney PNAC resolutions calling for U.S. troops remaining in Iraq, or you can vote to elect Democrat Kenneth Stepp who will vote "NO" on the Bush-Cheney-Hal Rogers PNAC resolutions calling for the sacrificing of American lives in Iraq and in the Middle East, and who will vote "NO" on calling for continued American participation in this never-ending war. Vote for Kenneth Stepp for U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky Fifth District in the Democratic Primary and in November.