Words cannot express how unbelievably upsetting this is. I hope and pray this memo is a hoax. But considering that the PNAC paper called for a ““, I won’t put it past them.
scores a hefty 8.5 on the “What the hell were they thinking” meter. The key words are emphasized:
A confidential memo circulating among senior Republican leaders suggests that a new attack by terrorists on U.S. soil could reverse the sagging fortunes of President George W. Bush as well as the GOP and “restore his image as a leader of the American people.”
The closely-guarded memo lays out a list of scenarios to bring the Republican party back from the political brink, including a devastating attack by terrorists that could “validate” the President’s war on terror and allow Bush to “unite the country” in a “time of national shock and sorrow.”
I believe this fits this definition perfectly.
2 A person of a rapacious, predatory, or profiteering nature.
For these guys, another 9/11 is a wet dream. Their constituents will run to them for protection, while simultaneously forgiving them for screwing up the economy, our liberties, and frankly anything they touch.