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Victoria Nuland is a State Department spokesperson for President Obama, a former Cheney aide as well as being married to a Romney adviser.

Nuland appears to be the person behind:

...  the infamous “talking points” prepared for Congress members as well as U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to talk about the attack on the Sunday shows Sept. 17. ABC News’ “scoop” showing that the talking points had been substantively edited 12 times reinvigorated the Benghazi story, because it provided evidence that State Department spokewoman Victoria Nuland succeeded in getting many details redacted from the document – using language that, to be honest, seems deliberately designed to inflame charges of a coverup.

The truth may never be sorted out because to do such a thing would be to bollux and possibly diminish the power of power-hungry California Congressman Darrell Isha as chair of the  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

But, apart from that, there are Nuland's troubling associations to consider. Her husband, Robert Kagan, who helped sell the case for the Iraq War, advised both Mitt Romney and John McCain’s presidential campaigns, and co-founded the Project for a New American Century think tank with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol.

From various points in Wikipedia:

Robert Kagan is the son of Donald Kagan, an American historian at Yale University specializing in ancient Greece. Donald Kagan because a staunch conservative in 1969 when Cornell University was pressured into starting a Black Studies program by gun-wielding militants seizing the Willard Straight Hall: "Watching administrators demonstrate all the courage of Neville Chamberlain had a great impact on me, and I became much more conservative."

Robert Kagan’s brother is Frederick W. Kagan, an American resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and a former professor of military history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Frederick is married to Kimberly Ellen Kagan, an American military historian. She heads the Institute for the Study of War and has taught at West Point, Yale, Georgetown University, and American University. Kagan has published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Weekly Standard and elsewhere.She supported the surge in Iraq and has since advocated for an expanded and restructured American military campaign in Afghanistan. In 2009 she served on Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal's strategic assessment team.

Military and war. Military and war. Military and War.

The Institute for the Study of War:

Who We Are
We are on the front lines of military thinking

The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization.

Military thinking front lines. How sweet.

War as strategy.

War as policy.

War as a way of life.

The latest in the old war between Roosevelt's Four Freedoms "everywhere and anywhere in the world" and conservative Time Magazine editor Henry Luce's Credo:

The first is freedom of speech and expression -- everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way -- everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want -- which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants -- everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear -- which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor-- anywhere in the world.

Versus the unholy global empire of Luce:
a global system of free economic enterprise (benefiting America)

globally, an America as ruler of the seas, the dynamic leader of world trade

the global "Good Samaritan of the entire world.... for every dollar America spends on armaments, America should spend at least a dime in a gigantic effort to feed the world - and all the world should know that America has dedicated itself to be the divine bestower of largesse

lastly, America is the global sanctuary of the ideals of civilization, the divine inheritor of all the great principles of Western civilization

Again, credit to Andrew Bacevich, Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (American Empire Project), for creating the language for discussing the global empire and for coining the words pertaining to the "sacred trinity" of global military presence, global power projection, global interventionism.
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