|Bremer, new boy in town William Bowles 02/05/03|
Paul Bremer, the new Gauleiter of Iraq
George Bush has appointed Paul Bremer as the civil administrator of Iraq in what the Independent calls "a victory for Colin Powell in the running skirmishes with Mr Rumsfelds Pentagon ".
Victory? For who? As per usual, the Independent would have us believe that theres some kind of battle between the moderates represented by Colin Powell and the neo-cons represented by Donald Rumsfeld, so I did a little researching on Paul Bremer and far from being a moderate, hes part and parcel of the same pack of conservative wolves that run the Pentagon, the State Department, the CIA, the FBI, the NSA and of course, the Department of Homeland Security.
Bremer and the terror business
What Bremer thinks of Iraqis
"And I think the general attitude in our [the Reagan] government was to let the Iraqis kill the Iranians. That seemed like a pretty good way to deal with the problem [of the Iraq-Iranian War]."
"We're going to be on the ground in Iraq as soldiers and citizens for years. We're going to be running a colony almost,"
Bremer and the New American Century
"The fall of Soviet Communism left the United States, its commonly remarked, in a position of basically international dominance. I would argue that it is a position of international dominance: political, economic, military, even cultural, that is without precedent in world history."
Bremer is also a senior advisor to Americans for Victory over Terrorism (AVOT) a project of www.empower.org where he is in good company with people such as William J Bennett, Frank Gaffney, Lawrence Kadish, James Woolsey and Ruth R Wisse. Also, check out these sites for more on where Bremer comes from, http://www.avot.org/stories/storyReader$29 and http://avot.org/stories/storyReader$131.
Bremer and the Homeland Security Act
"The new report on homeland security was put together by more than 30 former high-ranking government and military officials working under the sponsorship of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy research organisation here in Washington
. Paul Bremer is co-chair of the task force that produced the report."
Bremer on Civil liberties
"We believe that if (our recommendations) are followed, Americans will be safer from terrorist attacks here and abroad, without any loss of their civil liberties and constitutional rights," said L. Paul Bremer, chairman of the National Commission on Terrorism.
How this squares with what he said later in this CNN interview Ill leave up to you to decide,
"Track international students, panel suggests
Among the commission's recommendations:
Just five letters worth of difference between martial law and democracy?
""The National Commission on Terrorism, created by Congress two years ago, recently released its recommendations, including placing the military in charge of controlling civilians after a terrorist attack. "Were not recommending martial law," said commission chairman L. Paul Bremer. "were just recommending military control. Theres a big difference there, at least five letters worth of difference. Its not the same thing at all."
"Thugs [are] simply good kids gone bad" says Bremer
"The report also recommended that the FBI and CIA be better able to hire criminals and suspected criminals. Responding to the charge that the CIA shouldnt hire thugs or other "unsavoury sources", Bremer said "We feel that unsavoury sources and thugs does these folks a disservice. We prefer to think of these job applicants as simply good kids gone bad. We feel that the CIA can play a rehabilative role in American society."
Would you let guy this baby-sit your kids?
"Creepy Paul Bremer, the dashing New York terrorism "expert," and former ambassador to The Netherlands (which brings to mind revelations from the Dutch intelligence service proving that Prescott Bush helped finance Hitler before and during World War II) appears on television day after day to stir nationalism in American bones. Bremer, who is also a former partner of mortified Chilean and Laotian hit-meister Henry Kissinger, was on television this morning doing his job -- for his clients, not the nation -- by flogging the terror horse to increase fear among US citizens, to reinforce the latest Bush ploy raising the "Terror Meter" simply to increase America's fear and, consequently, proclivity for war."
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