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Dick Cheney wanted a "new Pearl Harbor" and got it, but was it "worth it"?

9/11 didn't quite turn out the way Dick Cheney and the PNACer's thought it would, did it?

By now, the entire Middle East was supposed to have been conquered, the American Empire expanded, and militarism recredited. It was supposed to have propelled the neocon party to a glorious, 100 year, iron-fist rule over America. Instead, we have two pitifully failed wars and an American pride and prestige in ruins. To add insult to injury, the GOP will be out of power for decades to come.

Did Cheney miscalculate when he let the terrorists attack on 9/11? Does he regret subverting law enforcement from apprehending the 9/11 hijackers in the months leading up to the attack? Does it keep him up at night knowing that he masterminded the stand-down order of America's air defenses and orchestrated the simultaneous war-games for operational cover on the day of 9/11?


In other words, did the PNACers sacrifice the Twin Towers to Al Qaeda in vain? The neocons got the new Pearl Harbor that they so longed for, but was it "worth it"? And does this have anything to do with how Dick Cheney is desperately trying to salvage whatever pitiful scrap is left of his master plan by starting another war with Iran?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1. What proof is there that Cheney masterminded 9/11?

    2. No one gave a "stand down" order. The towers were hit before anyone even knew what was going on. What proof is there of such an order?

    3. Since we invaded Iraq without even using 9-11 as a reason (the reason was the weapons of mass destruction), why was 9/11 done since it wasn't needed to invade?

    (The only thing 9/11 led to was the invasion of Afghanistan, a poor country)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The thousand year Reich

    Zealots, whether its religious or political or a mixture of both have such simple minds.

    Common sense says that the 100 years of Neocon iron fist rule will never happen..

    What I find troubling about zealots, be it left or right, is the one size fits all attitude. That everyone can be put neatly in a box and that we should all think the same. The right screams about personal responsibility while ignoring that many have no idea of certain aspects of that, nor does it take into account that $hit happens and the most troubling, is that one size fits all attitude, is a basic Communist principle.

    For those that think all liberals or all conservatives are bad, or that most are one, and not the other, or just say "all" when it comes to political parties, ethic groups, religions, etc, how does it feel to be more Communist, then American?

    Cheney fits that to a tee.




  • 1 decade ago

    I have heard absolutely nothing about Cheney wanting a "new Pearl harbor" The statement you refered to said it would take an event like that attack to united the country. Nothing about anyone wanting it to happen. Considering that this group was formed in the 60s, wouldn't you consider the lies you are trying to spread somewhat dated? And the only people that "subverted" law enforcement was Clinton and his Assistant Attorney General that prevented the various law enforcement and intelligence agencies from exchanging information.

    Oh and lets not menction the fact that Clinton was warned about 9-11 in 1996 and choose to do nothing.

    He in effect ignored the problem, pretended it didn't exist and then passed the buck to Bush.

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    911 was the Clinton legacy for the Wall.

    He would Rather play with little fat Jewish girls and cigars.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Be careful, the black helicopters are on their way

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How do you know they consider it a failure??

    Muslims are killing Muslims

    Muslims are hated and feared around the world

    Maybe that was the goal?

  • 1 decade ago

    I agree. But you'll never get them to.

  • 1 decade ago

    For him it was.

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