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This release appears in the October 4, 2002 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Iraq Is a Fuse, But
Cheney Built the Bomb

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Sept. 22, 2002 (EIRNS)—The following statement, dated Friday, Sept. 20, was released today by LaRouche in 2004, Lyndon LaRouche's campaign committee for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

As said two days ago, in a first impression reading, the two relevant documents issued by the George W. "43" Bush White House as draft U.S. policies, echo the fabled King Canute's wild, and useless ranting against the wind and the waves. The first document is a fraudulent blank check payable to Infamous Folly, an unconstitutional, proposed draft U.S. Declaration of War against Iraq. The second, is a meandering, incoherent, but deadly potpourri of White House Presidential utterances, pasted, after the style of Braque, on a sheaf of paper, "The National Security Strategy of the United States."

The following three, crucial sets of facts concerning these two wretched documents are most notable.

Fact #1: The existing proof is, that neither of these two documents has been prompted in any way by factually defined, recent developments within the Iraq-controlled portions of the area within that nation's borders, nor the fraudulent claim by the Administration, that the U.S. "war on terrorism" is a reaction by to attacks on the U.S.A. by any of the nations or organizations fingered as "rogue states," since Sept. 20, 2001.

The fact is, that the policies continued within those two fraudulent documents, were first surfaced during Spring 1990, as emissions of a task-force directed by then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, a task-force then headed by Paul Wolfowitz, Lewis Libby, and Eric Edelman. Although unsuccessful until now, they represent the persisting, mad obsession of Dick Cheney and his Chickenhawk accomplices over the course of no less than the past dozen years.

Fact #2: The evidence since 1992 is, that the policy uttered in those documents, is not a reflection of 2001-2002 developments, but is merely but another of many rewarmings of the previously failed work-product embodied in a September 2000 revival of the previously suppressed Cheney doctrine of 1990. This was a policy of Vice-Presidential candidate Dick Cheney, designed as a global strategic doctrine intended to govern the foreign policy of a 2001-2005 Bush Administration.

Fact #3: This doctrine, pushed repeatedly by Cheney and his Chickenhawk accomplices since 1990, had no notable success in securing adoption until the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Although no actual proof of the authorship of the Sept. 11, 2001 physical attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., has been presented by any government, without those attacks, the previously unsuccessful policies of Cheney and his Sharon-allied Chickenhawks could not have been brought forth as the two new Bush Administration doctrines now. Solely as a result the psychological impact of Sept. 11, 2001, Cheney, his Chickenhawks, and Ariel Sharon, are now being given the war they have desired so passionately, so obsessively over a dozen years to date.

What a remarkable set of coincidences!

I have merely summarized three sets of facts which are each and all heavily documented, and undeniable.

If the U.S.A. is foolish enough to adopt the policies proposed in these two documents, the consequences for both the world, and the U.S. itself will be early, often, and awful.

As I emphasized two days ago, it must be acknowledged that, for all the rags and tatters of its ruined and collapsing economy, the now virtually bankrupt U.S. Government still has the kill-power to ruin any Middle East targets on which is willing to spend between $2-3 trillions during the remainder of the George "Belshazzar" W. Bush's quixotic term as President. In other words, it has the power to destroy, even perhaps obliterate the fuse, but it could not conquer the bomb of perpetual warfare which the burning of that fuse would set off.

Such a war, once launched by the U.S.A., will degenerate quickly into an echo of Europe's 1618-1648 Thirty Years War. That war, like all religious wars known to Europe since the beginning of the Crusades, is the type of war which ends, not with peace, but with a burning-out of the territories and peoples of all those nations drawn into its maw. Then and now, those heathen packs of right-wing nominally Christian gnostics, or pro-fascist Jews of a similar bent, which launch such wars, like Adolf Hitler more recently, unleash the kinds of destructive force which, like the U.S. 1964-1972 war in Indo-China ultimately ruin the perpetrator and his allies alike, as that Indo-China war did.

Let the cowardly slaves of the mass-media be warned. It were better to defeat such follies as those of Cheney and his Chickenhawks as did El Cid, even in death, than bequeath such nightmares as these fraudulent policies to present and future generations. Shall the future measure the honor and courage of the American people, by our Congressional and other cowards flight from an apparition of Chickenhawks? Or, will men and women of honor cease their cowardly quaking, and rally around me in saving our nation and its sacred Constitution from these wretched and Hellish creatures?

In summary, Vice-President Dick Cheney's recurring wet dreams of a U.S. worldwide Roman Empire, are, in and of themselves, the world's greatest single threat to the continuation of civilization in any part of this planet today. These facts demand that Cheney's prompt resignation be sought, and accepted.