The War Party, brought to you by CNNSubmitted by Wild-Blue on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 13:54
Tuesday's CNN debate was supposed to focus on national security. However, with such luminaries in the room as Paul Wolfowitz, Frederick Kagan and Ed Meese it seemed more like a Bush administration reunion. After this debate, there can be no doubt that the Republican Party status quo is pushing for a repeat of its last performance, complete with multiple wars and a new and improved Patriot Act.
The debate was sponsored by the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. An article at The Daily Caller points out that both Romney and Gingrich have strong ties to these organizations, with Gingrigh having served as a former senior fellow with AEI. The Heritage Foundation came to prominence during the Reagan Administration and supported both Bush presidencies in Desert Storm and the Iraqi War. They were also instrumental in developing Gingrich's "Contract With America" during the Clinton era. AEI's founding membership sounds like a role-call for the 1% with such notables as Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers, General Mills, Chemical Bank, and Paine Webber according to Wikipedia. Read More