envoy to the Middle East retired Marine General Anthony Zinni told CBS's
60 Minutes yesterday that "the neo-conservatives" in the Pentagon saw
the invasion of Iraq as a way to stabilize American interests in the region
and strengthen the position of the Zionist entity. South Carolina Democratic
Senator Fritz Hollings said earlier this month that President Bush went to
war with Iraq to protect the Zionist entity and garner favor with Jewish
"Somebody has screwed up," Zinni said in the program, referring to the
administration's Iraq policymakers without naming names. "And at this level
and at this stage, it should be evident to everybody that they've screwed
up. And whose heads are rolling on this? That's what bothers me most."
Zinni was talking about a group of senior Jewish policymakers within the
administration known as "the neo-conservatives," who saw the invasion of
Iraq as a way to stabilize the region and help the Zionist entity. They
include Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz; Undersecretary of Defense
Douglas Feith; Former Defense Policy Board member Richard Perle; National
Security Council member Eliot Abrams; and Vice President Cheney's chief of
staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
"I think it's the worst kept secret in Washington. That everybody -
everybody I talk to in Washington has known and fully knows what their
agenda was and what they were trying to do," Zinni said, accusing the group
of hijacking Pentagon planning.
"And one article, because I mentioned the neo-conservatives who describe
themselves as neo-conservatives, I was called anti-Semitic. I mean, you
know, unbelievable that that's the kind of personal attacks that are run
when you criticize a strategy and those who propose it. I certainly didn't
criticize who they were. I certainly don't know what their ethnic religious
backgrounds are. And I'm not interested," he said.
Zinni, a former four-star general who was commander-in-chief of the U.S.
Central Command from 1997 to 2000, said the Pentagon's Iraq planning was
flawed from the start.
"If I were the commander of a military organization that delivered this kind
of performance to the president, I certainly would tender my resignation. I
certainly would expect to be gone," Zinni said.
"The course is headed over Niagara Falls. I think it's time to change course
a little bit or at least hold somebody responsible for putting you on this
course. Because it's been a failure," he said.
Democratic senator: Bush went to war to win Jewish votes
In a column published by three South Carolina newspapers earlier this month,
Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, 82, blamed the Iraq war on the Zionist
"With Iraq no threat, why invade a sovereign country?
The answer: President Bush's policy to secure Israel," Hollings
Hollings continued by saying, "Led by Wolfowitz,
Richard Perle and Charles Krauthammer, for years there has been a domino
school of thought that the way to guarantee Israel's security is to spread
democracy in the area."
Some South Carolina Jewish leaders criticized the statement as anti-Semitic.
"Is he anti-Semitic? No," said Columbia Jewish leader Sam Tenenbaum, husband
of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Inez Tenenbaum. "Is the statement
anti-Semitic? Yes," he said.
In remarks delivered on the Senate floor, Hollings was unrepentant. "I won't
apologize for this column; I want them to apologize to me. Talking about
'anti-Semitic.' They're not getting by with it," he said.
Hollings said that President George W. Bush "came to office with one thought
-- re-election. Bush felt tax cuts would hold his crowd together, and
spreading democracy in the Mideast to secure Israel would take the Jewish
vote from the Democrats."
Anti-Defamation League President Abraham Foxman wrote Hollings asking him to
retract his comments. "This is reminiscent of age-old, anti-Semitic canards
about a Jewish conspiracy to control and manipulate government," Foxman
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry called Hollings's comments
"Comments such as these lend credence to unacceptable and baseless
anti-Semitic stereotypes that have no place in America or anywhere else,"
Kerry said in a statement last Friday.
NOTE: The excuus Anti-Semetic has gotten a new
meaning, the people who are called anti-semetic are the people who are smart
ennough to see thru the jewish lying and decieving. The anti-Semtics are
people who are allert and refuse to be silenced or mislead by the Jewish
May 23, 2004