Coleen Rowley: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed neocons can destroy the world (if we let them)

At Huffington Post, FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley has written a piece titled, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed neocons can destroy the world (if we let them). While I recommend the entire editorial, here I will extract only this part:

"On page 362 of the Epilogue of his insightful book Chain of Command, Seymour Hersh asked the question back in 2004 that I predict will become the major question all historians will have to answer: "How did they do it? How did eight or nine neoconservatives who believed that a war in Iraq was the answer to international terrorism get their way? How did they redirect the government and rearrange long-standing American priorities and policies with so much ease? How did they overcome the bureaucracy, intimidate the press, mislead the Congress, and dominate the military? Is our democracy that fragile?""

The answer, Coleen, is simple: 9/11.

For those who are unfamiliar with Coleen Rowley:

"In May of 2002 Rowley brought some of the pre 9-11 lapses to light and testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about some of the endemic problems facing the FBI and the intelligence community. Rowley's memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller in connection with the Joint Intelligence Committee's Inquiry led to a two year long Department of Justice Inspector General investigation. She was one of three whistleblowers chosen as persons of the year by TIME magazine."

She's Promoting 9/11 Press for Truth

She recently had an ad on Air America promoting a showing of 9/11 Press for Truth in Minneapolis.

light floats in dust - truth bends through trees it blows

In some respects they are but frontmen

Lockheed Martin. Bechtel. Halliburton. Exxon/Mobil. I think these are the big four named by Antonia Juhasz in her book (The Bush Agenda) about the privatization agenda in Iraq. The agenda that was implemented at the expense of Iraqi citizens and US soldiers. Way too simplistic to say some ideologues did this on their own.