In Jack Hunter’s upcoming column, he makes a brief mention of the Project for the New American Century, the neoconservative group. It’s members include Dick Cheney, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz. And even before Bush took office, PNAC was planning a regime change in Iraq … and Iran and North Korea and probably a few other spots around the world as well. But don’t take my word for it; pick up a copy of Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy. It spells out everything pretty clearly.

After reading Jack’s column, I began wondering, what the hell happened to those guys.

Well, apparently, in 2006 they called it quits according to Common Dreams.

In the absence of an official announcement and the failure since late last year of a live person to answer its telephone number, a Washington Post obituary would seem to be definitive. And, sure enough, the Post quoted one unidentified source presumably linked to PNAC that the group was “heading toward closing” with the feeling of “goal accomplished”.

In fact, the nine-year-old group, whose 27 founders included Vice President Dick Cheney and Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, among at least half a dozen of the most powerful hawks in the George W. Bush administration’s first term, has been inactive since January 2005, when it issued the last of its “statements”, an appeal to significantly increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps to cope with the growing demands of the kind of “Pax Americana” it had done so much to promote.

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