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... show more 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?
Update: 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... show more 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?
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