Who wants to rule the world?
Posted: Friday, December 13, 2002
By Ian Gurney, YellowTimes.org
How many Americans would be surprised to learn that there is a group of people in the United States whose avowed ambition is dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the rest of the world; that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for global leadership.
These people intend, through issue briefs, research papers, advocacy journalism, conferences, and seminars, to explain what American world leadership entails. They will also strive to rally support for a vigorous and principled policy of American international involvement as well as to stimulate useful public debate on foreign and defense policy along with America's role in the world.
Their aim is to make the case and rally support for American global leadership. They believe that the United States now stands as the world's pre-eminent power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, they say, America faces an opportunity and a challenge: Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievements of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests?
In order to do this, America has to have a military that is strong and ready to meet both present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadership that accepts the United States' global responsibilities. Finally, they advocate four aims necessary to fulfill their vision of a world controlled and dominated by America. These are stated as follows:
¤ we need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future;
¤ we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values;
¤ we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad;
¤ we need to accept responsibility for America's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.
So, who are these people who want the United States to rule the world and how long have they had this dream? Well, and here's the surprise, everything you've read in the article above has been downloaded from statements made on June 3, 1997 at the following URL: http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm
Pay attention to the people advocating this policy. Scroll down the web page and surprise yourself.
[Ian Gurney is the author of the book The Cassandra Prophecy - Armageddon Approaches, along with operating the site http://www.caspro.com.]
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