by Danny Schechter
"'Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says America is in World War III and President Bush should say so. In an interview in Bellevue this morning Gingrich said Bush should call a joint session of Congress the first week of September and talk about global military conflicts in much starker terms than have been heard from the president. "We need to have the militancy that says 'We're not going to lose a city,' " Gingrich said. He talks about the need to recognize World War III as important for military strategy and political strategy. "Gingrich said he is "very worried" about Republicans facing fall elections and says the party must have the "nerve" to nationalize the elections and make the 2006 campaigns about a liberal Democratic agenda rather than about President Bush's record."
But there is more. The always aggressive and often obnoxious Prince of Darkness, Richard Perle, a leading booster of war on Iraq is now lobbying the Administration to finish off the "axis of evil." In print pieces and TV appearances, he is calling for a wider war now.
Also on Meet The Press, Martin Fletcher, the NBC veteran Israel correspondent revealed that the Israeli war plan that is now being carried out is premeditated and has been FIVE years in the making. It was a plan just looking for a pretext.
"I think they will never say that publicly," he added, explaining the war plan that was not made by this current Israeli government but earlier by Sharon & his generals. Fletcher says Tel Aviv calls it a "work plan." He says it is being implemented "step by step." He added, "It will go on until someone steps in and stops them."
Summer is often called the silly season. While the Bush Administration is losing one war in Iran, and another with public opinion here at home, it seems to be opting for more conflicts with its backers banging the drum for a new world war.
Years ago, Che Guevara called for "I, 2, 3" Vietnams. The Busheviks today may be moving toward '1,2, 3' world wars.
Sound crazy? In our Orwellian political climate, a new generation of Dr Strangelove's are in command. Only they have mastered the art of the TV interview and can, with selective facts and ideology packaged as information, make insanity sound oh so sane.
They have convinced themselves, and now want to convince us, to join a new hegemonic adventure and expand their failed "GWOT," (Global War on Terror), whatever the costs. "