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  • CNW (2492 posts)
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    The grant from PNAC was put to good use, the speed

    seems to be faster – or it could be that I’m running slower – mostly in the mornings.

    Anyway – who? or what is PNAC anyway?

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  • polly7 (2614 posts)
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    1. Here's a good start …


    The Project for the New American Century

    Insights into a Think Tank’s Influence on the Bush Administration’s Foreign Policy
    By Gregory Queyranne


    Think tanks have become increasingly important in providing the United States government, particularly the executive branch, with analysis, ideas and advice on public policy matters. While some of these organizations have existed for over half a century, such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Enterprise Institute, many more have developed in recent years throughout the United States. Created nearly a decade ago, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) is a think tank based in Washington D.C. which focuses on American foreign policy. Although think tanks typically provide (among other things) recommendations for governments to consider when formulating policy, the PNAC’s advice and opinions have been remarkably similar to George W. Bush’s administration’s international agenda.


    The Project for the New American Century continues to publish reports and send letters to the President congratulating him on his “military intervention” in Iraq [35] and his defense budget increases. While both of these actions have cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, causing the U.S. to go deeper in debt every year, the PNAC is pleased that the U.S. government is following its recommendations on foreign policy. As the above should make clear, the U.S. invasion of Iraq was not a war aimed at making the U.S. and its allies safe from the weapons of mass destruction that Iraq clearly did not possess. Rather, it was a war that had been advocated years prior by the same people who now occupy powerful positions in the U.S. government, by former members of an organization that extols the virtues and importance of capitalizing on a unipolar international system through the use of anticipatory self-defense, in order to establish what they hope will become a new American century.


    • CNW (2492 posts)
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      5. Hmm . . I see. . . So it isn't the Philippine National AIDS Council?

      The Project for the New American Century, sounds like a good thing,  makes web sites run faster…..
      so it wasn’t me running slower after all.

      Thank you Polly.

  • Fasttense (1606 posts)
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    2. I thought the PNAC think tank went away in 2006?

    They were what we called necons. But it could also mean post-based network access control. I don’t understand why either one would give a grant to JPR.

    • NV Wino (5126 posts)
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      3. Sometimes Manny's humor flys over one's head.

      Resist-sm_zpswfchkz8t “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee  
      • Fasttense (1606 posts)
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        4. Oh, Manny's humor flew so high over my head I thought it was a plane.

      • Mnpaul (1452 posts)
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        9. I got a good chuckle

        some here aren’t aware of the exploits of Third Way Manny and he doesn’t get many chances to snark Third Way fools here.

        If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything - Hamilton
    • CNW (2492 posts)
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      6. Maybe to help with the war effort? Make America Great again?