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Subject: Fw: Bush's top female enabler

Subject:        Fw: Bush's top female enabler
Date:   Thu, 7 Sep 2006 08:55:45 -0400
From:   Ron Spiers

*Sent:* Thursday, September 07, 2006 7:11 AM
*Subject:* Bush's top female enabler

Your friend's message: After 9/11 she inculcated in Bush the notion that
he was a world builder ("present at the creation," as Truman's secretary
of state Dean Acheson described the making of the Cold War policy in
1947) and could imprint his design on a scale to match the Peace of
Westphalia of 1648 that established the sovereignty of nation-states. In
July 2005, shortly after Rice became secretary of state, her head of
policy planning delivered a lecture to the department's senior
professional staff on the Peace of Westphalia followed by a lecture on
the Truman Doctrine to explain the magnitude of Rice -- and Bush's --
ambition for "transformational diplomacy." This May, as the situation in
Iraq drastically worsened, Rice directed the senior staff that she wants
no more reporting from U.S. embassies... Instead of writing reports, the
diplomats should "sell America," she insisted. "We are salesmen for
America!" Kicking off the midterm elections campaign, Bush delivered a
speech that cited Osama bin Laden's screeds, Lenin's "What Is to Be
Done?" and Hitler's "Mein Kampf," and promised "complete victory" in
Iraq. Rice contributed her own comparison of the "war on terror" to the
American Civil War. "I'm sure there are people who thought it was a
mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the
emancipation of slaves would hold," she said. But the more delirious the
rhetoric, the more hollow the policy. "There is no plan for Iraq," a
senior national security official with the highest intelligence
clearance and access to the relevant memos told me. "There is no plan.
No plan." *
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Bush's top female enabler
By Sidney Blumenthal

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