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
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
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
. . .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
. . .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