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A United States Senator Speaks Out:
Why Americans are really dying in Iraq . . .

. .“With 760 dead in Iraq and over 3,000 maimed for life, home folks continue to argue why we are in Iraq — and how to get out . . . Even resident Bush acknowledges that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9-11. . . Of course there were no weapons of mass destruction. Israel’s intelligence, Mossad, knows what’s going on in Iraq. They are the best. They have to know. Israel’s survival depends on knowing. Israel long since would have taken us to the weapons of mass destruction if there were any or if they had been removed. With Iraq no threat, why invade a sovereign country? The answer: President Bush’s policy to secure Israel.”

— U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.)
Writing in The Charleston Post and Courier, May 6, 2004


. . .(For making these forthright remarks, in a column in which he also specifically named several of the “high priests of war” described in this book, Sen. Hollings — a longtime friend of the U.S. military — was harshly denounced by the Anti-Defamation League and a host of politicians eager to curry favor with the Israeli lobby. Yet, just shortly before, a respected Jewish newspaper, Forward, stated that Israel had benefited from the Iraq war — “uniquely” it said — and that Israeli intelligence had provided information used by the Bush administration to justify the invasion of Iraq. See below for what Forward said.)


Leading Jewish Newspaper Explains:
Israel “uniquely benefited” from Iraq war . . .

“On the eve of the war, Israel was a quiet but enthusiastic supporter of America’s war plans. Saddam Hussein’s military power, it was universally agreed, made him one of the Jewish state’s most dangerous adversaries . . . His overthrow was seen as eliminating Israel’s most serious existential threat . . . [and Israel] eagerly cooperated . . . sharing information on Iraqi capabilities and intentions . . . meant to help the American action . . . . But because Israel uniquely benefited from a war that is increasingly controversial in America and around the world, fears of speaking out have grown even stronger than they were before the war.”

— The New York-based Jewish weekly Forward, April 16, 2004

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FOREWORD: Authority Without Responsibility . . .

. . .Although much has recently been written about the intrigues of the neo-conservatives who rule the roost in the administration of George W. Bush, The High Priests of War is by far the most comprehensive work on the subject available today, particularly in that it explores the neo-conservative agenda from a highly important historic perspective that has generally been ignored in the heat of current debate.
. . .It can accurately be said that the author, Michael Collins Piper, was one of the first journalists on the face of the planet to have recognized the neo-conservative infiltration of the upper ranks of the American political and intelligence mechanisms and then — as far back as the early 1980s — began writing about the phenomenon.
. . .Piper duly credits our mutual longtime friend and colleague, the late Andrew St. George — to whom this book is dedicated — with having pioneered the first significant news reportage on the neo-conservatives, and it can rightly be said that St. George is the literary “godfather” of this important book.
. . .Tackling the most important political problem of our age and skillfully analyzing its origins, naming names and describing the agenda and the misdeeds of the highly astute and closely inter-connected group which is dexterously pulling the strings that manipulate the marionettes on the political stage, The High Priests of War is a landmark work.
. . .The neoconservatives have accomplished the supreme political feat: they have the authority but not the responsibility for the disastrous course of American history, immune to their misdeeds and the responsibility therefor, thanks to their controlled press.
. . .Thus, as our country reels from disaster to disaster, the public is either told by the press how wonderful it all is or replaceable politicians are blamed for it while the neocons only tighten their hold.
. . .This sordid scenario is unknown to all but a tiny handful of American patriots. If a significant number of Americans can be awakened to the political reality described by Michael Collins Piper so clearly in this book, the exposure alone will put an end to the conspiracy.

—W. A. CARTO



 

High Priests of War Cover Quotes/Foreward Preface Exec Summary
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