Tuesday, August 02, 2005

World Movement for Democracy--Made in the U.S.A.

With all the groups, organizations and individuals such as the National Endowment for Democracy, Elliot Abrams, John Negroponte and a few others that are trolling around in Iraq, Bush/Cheney & Co are turning the Mid-East into another Iran/Contra field day.

None of this has a thing to do with Democracy and everything to do with creating another cash cow for the corporate minders of those that have the nerve, the temerity, the audacity to call themselves this nation’s leaders. Thieves, liars, criminals and gangsters, one and all is what we are faced with the way I see it.

If these people were really serious about spreading that which we are loosing in this country, Democracy, they would first and foremost create “social goals;” then they would create policies that would move to meet those goals. But that is not what takes place, as what has been unleashed has nothing at all to do with democracy and everything to do with “American exceptionalism and greed. The only “goals” that are set is how to gobble up even more of the worlds limited resources and how to make even more money for investors to fill the greed merchants coffers—everyone else be “damned.” Pay close attention to what is written about NED and Social Democrats, USA.--Jack

World Movement for Democracy—Made in the USA
By Tom Barry
International Relations Center
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/analysis/2005/0507WMDusa.php

Neoconservatives inside and outside the Bush administration have been central players in an array of government-backed initiatives such as the World Movement for Democracy and the Community of Democracies, as well as in such strictly private democratization programs as that of the neocon American Enterprise Institute.

In early 2005 President Bush tapped neoconservative ideologue Elliott Abrams­-infamous for his key role during the Reagan administration in the NED-funded efforts to support the Nicaraguan Contras­-to direct his Global Democracy Initiative.

Penn Kemble, a longtime associate of Carl Gershman and Elliott Abrams and who, like Gershman, has his political roots in the Trotskyist Social Democrats/USA, served as deputy director of the now-defunct U.S. Information Agency, a stronghold of neoconservatives since the early 1980s. In 1999 President Clinton named Kemble the State Department’s special representative for the U.S.-led Community of Democracies Initiative, which established the Community of Democracies at a June 2000 meeting in Warsaw. (Read the full essay here)

Tom Barry is the policy director of the International Relations Center (IRC), online at
http://www.irc-online.org/

See online at:
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/analysis/2005/0507WMDusa.php

With printer-friendly PDF version at:
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/pdf/0507WMDusa.pdf

For related material see Right Web profiles:

Elliott Abrams
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/ind/abrams/abrams.php

Carl Gershman
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/ind/gershman/gershman.php

Penn Kemble
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/ind/kemble/kemble.php

American Enterprise Institute
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/org/aei.php

National Endowment for Democracy
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/org/ned.php

Social Democrats, USA
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/groupwatch/sd-usa.php

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