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I was at the point where I was praying that the article I was reading was a joke.
But sometimes God answers prayers with a “no.” This was for real – a contributing editor for Family Security Matters was advocating that George Bush use the military to set himself up as president for life.
While you’re letting that sink in, let me assure you I’ve checked this out. My sniff-o-meter is pretty good, and it was buzzing pretty loud while I read the piece. So I googled the article and author as thoroughly as I could. You’ll notice that the original has been taken down. However, it’s still cached here. It’s worth quoting at length:
“Conquering the Drawbacks of Democracy”
When faced with the possible threat that the Iraqis might be amassing terrible weapons that could be used to slay millions of citizens of Western Civilization, President Bush took the only action prudence demanded and the electorate allowed: he conquered Iraq with an army.
This dangerous and expensive act did destroy the Iraqi regime, but left an American army without any clear purpose in a hostile country and subject to attack. If the Army merely returns to its home, then the threat it ended would simply return.
As delirious as this sounds, it’s exactly what the dead-ender war supporters continue to preach. Of course it’s insane – how could a Third-World basket case like Iraq “slay millions of citizens of Western Civilization”? And with over 2 million of its people displaced by the war, its infrastructure ruined, and its economy non-existent, how in the name of Earnest T. Bass could such a country resume its “threat” to destroy us all if US troops left? It’s nuts. But it’s also official DC policy.
Now brace yourself for the next paragraph – it’s a FreeRepublic wish list of mayhem and mass slaughter in the name of American imperial might:
The wisest course would have been for President Bush to use his nuclear weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with his demands, or until they were all dead. Then there would be little risk or expense and no American army would be left exposed. But if he did this, his cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term of office, if not his freedom or his life.
Here’s Mr. Atkinson’s proposed solution:
President Bush must overcome not just the situation in Iraq, but democratic government.
However, President Bush has a valuable historical example that he could choose to follow.
When the ancient Roman general Julius Caesar was struggling to conquer ancient Gaul, he not only had to defeat the Gauls, but he also had to defeat his political enemies in Rome who would destroy him the moment his tenure as consul (president) ended.
Caesar pacified Gaul by mass slaughter; he then used his successful army to crush all political opposition at home and establish himself as permanent ruler of ancient Rome. This brilliant action not only ended the personal threat to Caesar, but ended the civil chaos that was threatening anarchy in ancient Rome – thus marking the start of the ancient Roman Empire that gave peace and prosperity to the known world.
If President Bush copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq of Arabs and repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve immediate results: popularity with his military; enrichment of America by converting an Arabian Iraq into an American Iraq (therefore turning it from a liability to an asset); and boost American prestiege while terrifying American enemies.
President Bush can fail in his duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming “ex-president” Bush or he can become “President-for-Life” Bush: the conqueror of Iraq, who brings sense to the Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Then who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and becoming ruler of the world? For only an America united under one ruler has the power to save humanity from the threat of a new Dark Age wrought by terrorists armed with nuclear weapons.
See why I prayed this was only an elaborate joke? Sadly, it’s for real. And the fact that it appeared where it did, even if briefly, tells us this isn’t just the ravings of another FreeRepublic berserker-by-proxy who fantasizes about vicariously mowing down those who stand up to the American Empire.
According to SourceWatch, Family Security Matters is a group associated with the Center for Security Policy, a Washington think tank “committed to the time-tested philosophy of promoting international peace through American strength.”
In other words, committed to the continued rule of the globalist military-industrial complex.
The parent group’s leaders include several influential figures with past and present ties to the Neocons and/or Bush administration, such as Douglas Feith, Elliot Abrams, Richard Perle, Frank Gaffney and Dick Cheney. So this article cannot be dismissed as the ravings of an isolated empire-worshiper. And with so many disappointed war supporters cheering on the gutting of the Bill of Rights as a victory, it’s obvious there’s real support for a military dictator.