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War Party Personal Biographies --Few ever worked in business, lived abroad except maybe a semester in England, or know much about the outside world
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The War Party's Empire Wanters most common characteristic is knowing little about the outside world and especially the Third World. Allmost all are Washington "policy wonks," meaning smart intellectuals who spent their lives in Washington, rarely speak a foreign language or ever lived overseas, except possibly in England, (rarely France), or Israel. Most have had no experience in business, nor served in the military, nor have children in the military, nor know much about Asia, Africa or South America. Of course, President George Bush himself tops them all with his abyssmal ignorance about the outside world.
General List of Principle Leaders --"In 1997 an influential grouping of neoconservatives, social conservatives, and military/industrial complex proponents came together to form the Project for the New American Century (PNAC)..............
Richard Perle, Evil Prince of the The War Party, runs foreign policy at the American Enterprise Institute, the broodmare nest of the War Party. Perle is co-director of the AEI Commission on Future Defenses, a group organized to explore the use of advanced technology to increase the productivity of the armed forces. Mr. Perle is a consultant to the Secretary of Defense. He was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy and the Chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization High Level Defense Group from 1981 to 1987. see also http://polyconomics.com/showarticle.asp?articleid=1634 & http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,777100,00.html
Paul Wolfowitz http://www.defenselink.mil/bios/depsecdef_bio.html & http://polyconomics.com/showarticle.asp?articleid=1870 & http://www.atimes.com/se-asia/CC21Ae01.html
Douglas Feith, Undersecretary of Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense http://middleeastinfo.org/article701.html http://www.ifpafletcherconference.com/2001/bios/feith.htm http://www.defenselink.mil/policy/bio/feith.html
Frank Gaffney, Jr. , Center for Security Policy http://www.townhall.com/columnists/BIOS/cbgaffney.html http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20020902&c=3&s=vest
Michael Ledeen , American Enterprise Institute. http://www.aei.org/scholars/ledeen.htm Ledeen is one of the most sophisticated of the War Party wonks, he speaks French and spends time in France. A lifetime Washington policy expert, typically with little knowledge of the 3rd World until he served on short Washington missions to visit overseas nations.
John Bolton was a Phi Beta Kappa from Yale, a brilliant Wall Street Lawyer who then served as General Counsel for the Agency for International Development under Reagan. Afterwards he became Vice President of American Enterprise Institute, the nest of Neo-cons who became, and now lead, the WAR PARTY. He had little prior experience of the world, becoming a typical Washington empire wanting Chicken Hawk. An article in INSIGHT described his beliefs----"John Bolton, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for international organizations, says, "It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law even when it may seem in our short-term interest to do so -- because, over the long term, the goal of those who think that international law really means anything are those who want to constrict the United States." http://www.againstbombing.org/lucier.htm
Elliot Abrams --new Director of Middle Eastern affairs on the National Security Council --http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Zeroes/Elliot_Abrams.html
Lewis Libby, Vice President Cheneys Chief of Staff and Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs. Libby is another of the smart "policy wonks" Chicken Hawks with a lifetime career in Washington and little knowledge of the outside world, other than that gained on official missions.
Mr. Libby first entered government service with the United
States Department of State in 1981 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in the Office
of the Secretary. He also served in the United States Department of State as Director of
Special Projects in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1982 to 1985. Mr.
Libby also served as the Legal Adviser to the U.S. House of Representatives Select
Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the Peoples'
Republic of China, commonly known as the Cox Committee.
During the George H. W. Bush administration, Mr. Libby served in the United States Department of Defense as Principal Deputy Under Secretary (Strategy and Resources), and later was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
Prior to joining the current administration, Mr. Libby served as the Managing Partner of the Washington office of the international law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads. He was a member of the firms litigation department and chaired the Washington offices Public Policy Practice Group.
Mr. Libby graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1972, and earned a law degree from Columbia University in 1975. He is a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies of the RAND Corporation. Mr. Libby is the author of a novel, The Apprentice, published in 1996.
For General information see
"NEO-CONSERVATIVES" - WHAT AND WHO THEY ARE
Justin Raimondo's "PORTRAIT OF THE WAR PARTY"