User:Perceptron/PNAC Rewrite

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As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world’s most preeminent power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge: Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievement of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests? — PNAC's founding Statement of Principles

The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) was a massive neocon think-tank founded by William Kristol and Robert Kagan in 1997. As of 2006, PNAC is defunct. PNAC is most well-known for being a major influence on George Bush's foreign policy vis-a-vis Iraq war.

Mugged By Reality[edit]

History of PNAC, focus on Kristol and Kagan

The American Way[edit]

I want you to say "Project for a New American Century" a few times. Really let it roll over your tongue. It doesn't sound all that bad, does it? Sure, "New American Century" seems to have that same sort of hyperbole as "Thousand Year Reich", but we live in America and it's a New American Century so what could go wrong?

Some of our favorite people were involved in this, including:

And a whole host of other right-wing nutjobs, most of them with convenient connections with the Bush administration.

The Project for a New American Century has become significant (and entered the public consciousness) due to their presence in truther conspiracy theories, mostly centering around a comment in Section V of their policy report, Rebuilding America's Defenses, entitled "Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force":

Further, the process of transformation [of the military], even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor.

And yes, the Project for a New American Century basically is the American Galactic Empire, complete with Dark Lords.

External links[edit]

Project for a New American Century homepage Wikipedo page Sourcewatch page