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The dangerous Richard Perle is taken to task:  "Right takes centre stage" by Brian Whitaker in The Guardian (Mar 4, 2003) http://www.guardian.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4618087,00.html  "LUNCH WITH THE CHAIRMAN: Why was Richard Perle meeting with Adnan Khashoggi?", by SEYMOUR M. HERSH in The New Yorker (Mar. 17, 2003) http://www.newyorker.com/printable/?fact/030317fa_fact In the latter, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Hersh notes Perle "has set up a company that may gain from a war." Perle appeared on CNN "Late Edition" yesterday to rebut Hersh's story, calling Hersh a "terrorist" and "irresponsible" (Hersh defamation lawyers, and political humorists everywhere, please note <http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0303/09/le.00.html>). Of course, this is the same Richard Perle who: >> Claimed "convincing" evidence linked Sep. 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta to an Iraqi agent; >> Flacked a book claiming Saddam was behind the 1993 Trade Center bombing, and espoused links between Saddam and the USS Cole and Khobar Towers attacks; >> Cited the early lack of suspects in the anthrax mailings as reason for war; >> Invited a former LaRouchian extremist to speak to Defense advisors on conquering the Middle East (memorably, with "Egypt the prize"); >> Claimed Saddam could be overthrown with no troops (1998), or perhaps with only 40,000 troops (2002); >> ... and then sniffed at the concerns of our military, saying these are "political judgment(s) that these guys aren't competent to make". For Richard Perle, foreign policy is something the hired help does to brown people. Perle's deceit has done more damage to the U.S. than Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen, and he should join them. Regards, Drew Hamre Golden Valley, MN USA === [Perle on Atta] http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/28/opinion/28PERL.html?pagewanted=print December 28, 2001 The U.S. Must Strike at Saddam Hussein By RICHARD PERLE [Perle wrote a blurb for Laurie Mylroioe's book on the 1993 attacks] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/006009771X/ref=lib_dp_TBCV/103-8665258-0045407?v=glance&s=books&vi=reader&img=25#reader-link [Perle on Khobar and the Cole] http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2002/09/05/perle/print.html The armchair general salon.com Sep. 5, 2002 By Eric Boehlert [Anthrax rationale] "Richard Perle, Overthrow Saddam" Jerusalem Post January 25, 2002 Ex-US Defense Official Calls For Saddam's Overthrow By Melissa Radler http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:1sFgRq86UrYC:www.iraq.net/erica/news-e/archives/00000105.htm+%22Richard+Perle%22+anthrax&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 ['Egypt the prize'] http://slate.msn.com/id/2069119/ The PowerPoint That Rocked the Pentagon By Jack Shafer August 7, 2002 [Perle 'political judgements'] http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,765471,00.html Iraq attack plans alarm top military US and UK commanders 'scratching their heads' to make sense of invasion Richard Norton-Taylor and Julian Borger, Washington Tuesday July 30, 2002 The Guardian [Perle's troop estimates] http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2002/09/05/perle/print.html The armchair general salon.com Sep. 5, 2002 By Eric Boehlert Drew Hamre Golden Valley, MN USA _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk