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    Wikipedia - PNAC

    In 1998, following marked Iraqi unwillingness to co-operate with UN weapons inspections, members of the PNAC including Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz wrote to the president, Bill Clinton, urging him to remove Saddam Hussein from power using US diplomatic, political and military power. The letter argued that Saddam would pose a threat to the U.S., its Middle-East allies and oil resources in the region if he succeeded in obtaining Weapons of Mass Destruction. The letter also stated "American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council." The letter argues that an Iraq war would be justified by Saddam Hussein's defiance of UN "containment" policy and his persistent threat to U.S. interests.

    15 members were given key positions (including Cheney, Libby, Rumsfeld, and Bolton) after dubya's selection as president in 2000.

    Other members are listed below that and their current jobs/positions. Scary stuff. Check out the site.

    One goose, fully cooked. One gander, gun to his head.

    by PatsBard on Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 04:36:03 PM PST

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