Paul Wolfowitz and Joe Lieberman are true neoconservatives. Paul Wolfowitz was a leading member of a think tank called the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), along with Rumsefeld and many other neocons. If you are not familiar with this gang of criminals, research them now. Among their demands to Bill Clinton during his second term was to immediately invade and occupy Iraq, in a letter formerly on their website. They also called for a new "Pearl Harbor" type event that needed to take place to ensure American dominance overseas prior to 9/11. These people are authoritarians and should not be trusted with the reigns of power ever again.
Declassified strategic defense initiatives from the US military prior to 9/11 show a policy drafted towards deterring the emergency of a new rival superpower and to secure resources as quickly as possible, at nearly any cost. It was deemed in these strategic document that it was only a matter of time until a new superpower emerged and that the United States should try to prevent for as long as possible, even if this meant destabilizing regions and plunging them into chaos. You should be aware of these issues since this seems to be a sticking point in where US foreign policy drifted as soon as Bush got into office. His promise of a humble foreign policy was quickly replace with direct attacks on sovereign nations. Even the Taliban offered to surrender Bin Laden if the US were to provide criminal evidence for them to take him into custody and extradite him, which is customary for countries to do for which the other nation does not have an extradition treaty with. Instead of providing even a grand jury indictment, the US invaded and continues to occupy Afghanistan.
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