On the Monday after the march, Bushs favorite Gold Star mom, Cindy Sheehan, and 370 protesters continued the protest by being arrested for refusing to move from the sidewalk in front of our White House. They demanded to know, What is the Noble Cause? What was worth the lives of 2000 American soldiers?
Our men and women whove lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and in this war on terror have died in a noble cause and a selfless cause. --George W. Bush, 8/4/05
If youre interested, there is a detailed description of this noble cause in a document called Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century . It was written in September 2000 by a group of neo-conservative ChickenHawks, which included Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Jeb Bush. The document is available here.
All they needed was a President stupid enough to go along with their plan and some kind of Pearl Harbor event to scare the people enough that they could be stampeded into their New World Order. Their first requirement was met in 2001 when the Supreme Court appointed George W. Bush to be President.
One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as commander in chief. My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it. If I have a chance to invade, if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I'm going to have a successful presidency. --not-yet President, George W. Bush, 1999
In largely friendly Britain, a poll by the Times of London found that respondents were split evenly over who posed the greater danger to world peace, Bush or Hussein. -- Doyle McManus, LA Times, 3/3/03
There is something almost comical about the prospect of George W. Bush waging war on another nation because that nation has defied international law. Since Bush came to office, the U.S. government has torn up more international treaties and disregarded more United Nations conventions than the rest of the world has in 20 years. George Monbiot, The Guardian, 8/6/02
In pursuit of this noble cause, Bush has abused and misused the men and women in our militaryusing them in the NeoCon quest for empire, while closing VA hospitals and cutting their benefits at home. And now, in the ultimate hypocrisy, our nation is sending low-ranking soldiers to prison to pay for the crimes of Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush.
You decide. Should American troops die for the NeoCons noble causeas so eloquently described by Richard Perle:
All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq... this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war... our children will sing great songs about us years from now.
[W]e will export death and violence to the four corners of the earth in defense of this great country and rid the world of evil. -- from Bob Woodwards book, Bush at War , Simon & Schuster 2002
Humanity has already made its choice: