Sunday, December 28, 2008

Afghanistan: Yet another war for empire

Right after the Soviet collapse, a core of imperial strategists - the neoconservatives or neocons - began arguing that the U.S. should lock in this unipolar world and prevent any rivals from emerging to challenge the U.S.

This was articulated in the Defense Department's 1992 "Defense Planning Guidance" - written by Paul Wolfowitz, Lewis Libby and Zalmay Khalilzad under the direction of then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney - all later top officials in the Bush II administration.

Getting Bin Laden was just the pretext.

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