By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the
Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street
Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He
is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at:
Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now
the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.
Bush has put in place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in
the form of "executive orders" that are triggered whenever Bush
declares a national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security
Chief Michael Chertoff, former Republican senator Rick Santorum and
others suggest that Americans might expect a series of staged, or
false flag, "terrorist" events in the near future.
Many attentive people believe that the reason the Bush administration
will not bow to expert advice and public opinion and begin withdrawing
US troops from Iraq is that the administration intends to rescue its
unpopular position with false flag operations that can be used to
expand the war to Iran.
Think about it. If another 9/11-type "security failure" were not in
the works, why would Homeland Security czar Chertoff go to the trouble
of convincing the Chicago Tribune that Americans have become
complacent about terrorist threats and that he has "a gut feeling"
that America will soon be hit hard?
Why would Republican warmonger Rick Santorum say on the Hugh Hewitt
radio show that "between now and November, a lot of things are going
to happen, and I believe that by this time next year, the American
public's (sic) going to have a very different view of this war."
Story at: http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts07162007.html