The Department of Defense

Don't defend the US Government! It exists only to serve the arrogant Ivy League elites and force their vile, despicable religion of Nazi pseudo-science on the entire world! They commit scientific fraud with impunity - while staging show trials accusing their patsies in the tobacco industry of committing fraud, and achieve a fraudulent conviction despite failing to present a single example of supposed fraud! ANTI-SMOKER AMERIKA IS A CORRUPT, EVIL DICTATORSHIP. HURRAY FOR ITS ENEMIES, WHOEVER THEY ARE! Anyone is better than them! This is exactly the kind of country that good Americans should sign up to go to war AGAINST!

The Institute of Medicine is nothing but a politically corrupt tool of totalitarian ideology. The so-called "Committee on Smoking Cessation in Military and Veteran Populations" includes the same shopworn garbage who manufacture the fraudulent Surgeon General reports, e.g., Stuart Bondurant, Neal L Benowitz, Ellen R. Gritz, Kenneth Kizer, et al. They are guilty of deliberate, systematic, and knowing scientific fraud, for purposely using defective studies to falsely blame tobacco for diseases that are really caused by INFECTION, and of maliciously ignoring any and all evidence which would cast doubt on their pre-ordained and fraudulent conclusions. Furthermore, by the time people suffer from diseases such as cancer and heart disease, they have outlived their usefulness to the military in the first place, and are collecting retirement pay. So the corrupt, fraudulent scum create a phony cost estimate by pretending that non-smokers' costs don't exist at all!

Combatting Tobacco in Military and Veteran Populations / Institute of Medicine

Democracy in the US is a complete lie. This country has been ruled for decades by the secret dicatorship of a little clique of lying, cheating, stealing, Wall Street- and CIA-connected fascists, who control the media and all other important institutions. They support bloody dictators such as Saddam Hussein to do the dirty work of destroying opposition (which doesn't exist in Amerika, where they have turned the sheeple into pathetic, spineless eunuchs who submit to anything without a fight). They arrange for a "provocation" of killing a few stupid proles, to get the jackasses braying for revenge. And then, the filthy bloodsuckers can pick and choose a victim to invade, proclaiming that they're going to "protect America from terrorism" and "create democracy," which means nothing but installing their own bootlicking lackeys. Their goal is global dictatorship, either by unilateral action OR by the United Nations. THEY are the enemies of humanity, not al-Qaeda!

And P.S. - remember the PC propaganda claiming that the US was short of Arabic language translators because some were discharged for saying they were homosexuals? Considering that homosexuals are only two percent of the population, how there could be so many as to have any discernable impact on the military? And if there were, it must obviously be because those who planned the war put them there on purpose, to set the stage for their social-engineering campaign on the home front! AND THEN YOU'D NEVER GUESS THAT THERE ARE OVER TEN TIMES MORE SMOKERS THAN HOMOSEXUALS, because their hermetically-sealed machine systematically manufactures a mass illusion of the exact opposite, with 24/7/365 fawning, adoring, sympathy - WHILE SPEWING RELENTLESS LIES AND DEFAMATIONS AGAINST SMOKERS!

The U.S. Government Stages Another Gulf of Tonkin!

Headline: Navy cites smoking as cause of fire aboard carrier. The Associated Press, July 31, 2008. "San Diego: Smoking appears to have sparked a fire that caused $70 million in damage to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Naval officials said Wednesday. The announcement by the Navy came as Adm. Robert F. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, relieved the carrier's commanding officer, Capt. David C. Dykhoff, and the executive officer of duty, Capt. David M. Dober. Willard said he lost confidence in their ability to command and their failure to meet mission standards after the investigation found that unauthorized smoking by a crew member appeared to have ignited flammable liquids and other combustible material that were improperly stored." How convenient for arsonists and/or false blamers! It's custom-made propaganda for the House vote for FDA regulation of tobacco! Remember when the President wanted to crank up the war in Vietnam, the US Navy obliged with that phony Gulf of Tonkin incident! It's nothing but an arson staged for political purposes, by a government that habitually lies in our faces. Remember how totally corrupt this government is - the charlatan Surgeon General is flagrantly guilty of scientific fraud for ignoring more than 50 studies, which show that human papillomaviruses cause over ten times more lung cancers than they pretend are caused by secondhand smoke. Passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to this virus, so their fraudulent studies, which are all based on nothing but lifestyle questionnaires, have been cynically DESIGNED to falsely blame passive smoking for all those extra lung cancers that are really caused by HPV! This is how the U.S. Government's passive smoking scam operates!

HPV Causes Lung Cancer

Lasker War Propagandists Had Foreknowledge of the Invasion of Iraq

"Does Hollywood just jump aboard the patriotic bandwagon when war looms? That's the general explanation for the harvest of military-minded pictures that arrive in theaters when the U.S. is suffused with bellicosity. But getting a film up and running is a long and well-planned-out process. The two war-oriented movies that found their way into theaters on the eve of the U.S.-U.K. invasion of Iraq, Tears of the Sun and Hunted, necessarily had to be scheduled long before that action could be forecast. Whatever fateful Olympian calendar accounts for the timing of their appearance, Tears of the Sun and The Hunted are two prime examples of how Hollywood helps to reflect back, reinforce, and shape the American public's view of itself as it girds for war. Specifically, it perpetuates an idea that no matter how aggressive an American military action appears, the fact of the matter is that it is Americans [who] are actually either on the defensive or reacting to the barbarism of foreigners.... The two movies are good examples partly because they are bad. Each is created by a 'pseudo-auteur,' directors who never achieved the level of competent metteurs-en-scene before they were crowned as artists." (The Fog of (Hollywood) War. By Henry Sheehan, March 2003.) Alex Lasker, co-writer of Tears of the Sun, is the son of Mary Lasker's stepson Edward Lasker (who was a director of Philip Morris from 1960 to 1980) and actress Jane Greer. William Friedkin, the director of The Hunted, also directed The Exorcist, parts of which were filmed in her crony Florence Mahoney's Georgetown mansion.

Greer obituary / Ted Strong.com
The Fog of (Hollywood) War / Henry Sheehan

More of the Lasker Syndicate's ties in Hollywood

The Hollywood Vermin

Another "triumph" of systematic lies: The Anti-smoker Occupation of Iraq

Ties to GOP Trumped Know-How Among Staff Sent to Rebuild Iraq. By Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, Sep. 17, 2006.

"The hiring of Bremer's most senior advisers was settled upon at the highest levels of the White House and the Pentagon. Some, like Foley, were personally recruited by Bush. Others got their jobs because an influential Republican made a call on behalf of a friend or trusted colleague.

That's what happened with James K. Haveman Jr., who was selected to oversee the rehabilitation of Iraq's health care system.

Haveman, a 60-year-old social worker, was largely unknown among international health experts, but he had connections. He had been the community health director for the former Republican governor of Michigan, John Engler, who recommended him to Paul D. Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense.

Haveman was well-traveled, but most of his overseas trips were in his capacity as a director of International Aid, a faith-based relief organization that provided health care while promoting Christianity in the developing world. Before his stint in government, Haveman ran a large Christian adoption agency in Michigan that urged pregnant women not to have abortions....

... Haveman arrived in Iraq with his own priorities. He liked to talk about the number of hospitals that had reopened since the war and the pay raises that had been given to doctors instead of the still-decrepit conditions inside the hospitals or the fact that many physicians were leaving for safer, better paying jobs outside Iraq. He approached problems the way a health care administrator in America would: He focused on preventive measures to reduce the need for hospital treatment.

He urged the Health Ministry to mount an anti-smoking campaign, and he assigned an American from the CPA team -- who turned out to be a closet smoker himself -- to lead the public education effort. Several members of Haveman's staff noted wryly that Iraqis faced far greater dangers in their daily lives than tobacco. The CPA's limited resources, they argued, would be better used raising awareness about how to prevent childhood diarrhea and other fatal maladies."

Ties to GOP Trumped Know-How / Washington Post

No Smoking in the Green Zone. JJ Sutherland, September 18, 2006.

"Iraqis smoke. I have no idea what the percentage is countrywide, but the idea of a no-smoking area hasn't really penetrated. The convention center in the Green Zone (where the new Iraqi parliament meets) is one of the ugliest buildings I've ever seen, a massive concrete structure that looks like a fortress. For years after the invasion, the building was a no-smoking zone. Uptight Americans would reprimand everyone who lit up, including Iraqi political leaders. A group of Iraqi politicians and aides would gather and look guiltily around until they hit a crucial number -- maybe 15 or so -- then everyone would light up at once. It was a weird sight. And then some American would tell them to put it out. Now, this is in the building that is the center of the new Iraqi government and the politicians were told by low-level hacks to not smoke. And, of course, the smoking area outside occasionally got hit by mortars.

I am happy to report though, that the new government has now installed ashtrays in the convention center and parliamentarians can now smoke in peace, and maybe try to grapple with some real issues."

No Smoking in the Green Zone / NPR

The Department of Defense and anti-smoking

U.S. Sen. David Lyle Boren, Skull & Bones 1963 (D-OK), introduced an amendment to the defense spending bill to raise the price of cigarettes sold in military commissaries. (Official urges Pentagon to act against smoking. By Walter Pincus, the Washington Post. In: Boston Sunday Globe, Jan. 5, 1986.)

Walter Pincus, Jan. 5, 1986 / tobacco document
Boren, David Lyle / Congressional Bioguide

"The Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest employer in the federal government, with more than one rnillion civilian employees and a rnonthly payroll of over $2.billion, according to a June 16, 1992, article in the Washington Business Journal. By virtue of these facts alone, the agency is deserving of considerable scrutiny for this project. Even more irnportant, however, is the fact that the scope of DoD's medical and health prornotion system, when cornbined with the increased disposition toward health prevention [sic], represents a significant component of federal efforts in the area of tobacco control. Tobacco Control Efforts. DoD's role in federal tobacco control is largely rnanifested through the activities of six offices: 1) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; 2) Office of Professional Affairs and Quality Assurance; 3) Office of the Surgeon General of the Air Force; 4) Office of the Surgeon General of the Army; 5) Office of the Surgeon General of the Navy; 6) Deputy Director of Naval Medicine for Marine Corps Matters. Between these key offices and the activities of medical professionals located at military installations around the globe, an extensive health prevention and promotion system exists that is deserving of close scrutiny.

"The DoD is exceedingly cautious about reporting the breadth of its tobacco control activities in written forrn. Indeed, only passing references are rnade in congressional testimony, and no source denotes expenditures for either the entire program, or specific tobacco control provisions. But, through personal phone interviews with key DoD officials and analyses of public records, it is clear that significant tobacco control efforts are and have been under way in recent years.

In late 1990, for example, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Miller testified before the Senate Cornrnittee on Appropriations that between 1985 and 1988, the Air Force successfully reduced the nurnber of active duty smokers by 10 percent- a total reduction of 67,500 smokers. Furthermore, the 1989 U.S. Surgeon General's report indicates that DoD had funded '$97,000 in publications and $324,000 in radio and television messages relating to smoking and health' in recent years, and had received the assistance of other health agencies in distributing smoking and health information to servicemen. A further example of DoD tobacco control efforts is a 1991 article titled "National Prograrns for Smoking Cessation, which noted that the DoD program was designed to effect a 10-percent-per-year reduction in srnoking rates while sirnultaneously limiting tobacco sales in commissaries and ending free distribution of cigarettes. (Ronald Davis, M.D., "National Programs for Smoking Cessation," 1991)

"The genesis of the DoD effort is clearly established in 1991 testirnony before the House Appropriations Cornrnittee by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Enrique Mendez: '(DoD) launched its initial health promotion prograrn in 1986 with the issuance of a directive to enhance the quality of life of DoD personnel and other beneficiaries. This new program focused upon six key areas: smoking prevention and cessation, physical fitness, nutrition, stress management, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, and early identification of hypertension.'

"Such a comprehensive, focused effort is a notable departure from previous DoD health programs, which were executed more directly by health officers and comrnanders at the local level. In contrast with this approach, the DoD of the 1990s is dedicated to highly targeted goals and is driving the initiatives from the top down.

"Emboldened by early successes, the DoD tobacco control prograrn has been refined in recent years and is now ernbodied (along with a rnyriad of other health promotion programs) in 'Defending Health 2000'- an initiative whose objectives are drawn from HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000 (a Department of Health and Human Services initiated-program, which will be discussed at length, later in this document).

"In implementing 'Defending Health 2000, DoD selected 181 of the HHS report's data-oriented health goals deemed pertinent to the military and embarked upon meeting the objectives set forth. After establishing a Health Promotion Coordinating Committee with mernbers frorn the four uniformed services and the Defense Agencies, DoD further assigned responsibility for the nearly 181 objectives of 'Defending Health 2000' to various offices within DoD." (Federal Tobacco Control Effort. By Dr. Sam Simmons, Director of Smoking and Health at R.J. Reynolds, July 8, 1992.)

Federal Tobacco Control Effort, 1992 / tobacco document

"On 3/8 the Department of Defense (DOD) announced a worldwide ban on smoking in all US military workplaces. The prohibition is scheduled to take effect 4/8 and will apply to roughly 2.6mn uniformed and civilian DOD employees, including about 26,000 at the Pentagon building, said spokesman Glenn Flood. The DOD's current policy requires designated smoking areas at workplaces. Under the new policy, smoking will be totally prohibited inside DOD buildings and other workplaces, such as aircraft hangars and tanks, Flood said. In the case of military bases, not all areas will be considered workplaces, and smoking will be permitted in designated areas of barracks, clubs and recreational facilities on bases." (Military to ban workplace smoking worldwide. Tobacco Weekly, Mar. 10, 1994.)

Military to ban workplace smoking worldwide, 1994 / tobacco document

Donald H. Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense

Rumsfeld was an administrative assistant to Reps. Dave Dennison of Ohio and Robert Griffin of Michigan from 1958 to 1960. From 1960 to 1962, he was with investment banking firm AG Becker & Co. (a subsidiary of the Becker Warburg Paribas Group, acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1984). He ran for Congress in 1962. Rumsfeld has served in every Republican presidential administration since Nixon, and he has been an executive of and/or on the boards of numerous companies, including GD Searle (now a subsidiary of Pharmacia); General Instrument (bought by Motorola); Gulfstream Aerospace (bought by General Dynamics); Gialead Sciences; The Tribune Co. (owner of The Chicago Tribune); Amylin Pharmaceuticals; Asea Brown Boveri; Kellogg; Sears; and Allstate.

Rumsfeld bio / US Department of Defense
Rumsfeld bio / US Trade Deficit Review Commission
Rumsfeld bio / CBS News 2000

The "New Trier Mafia"

Edgar Jannotta of the Chicago investment banking house William Blair & Co. was the campaign manager in Rumsfeld's first run for Congress in 1962. Other fundraisers included Dan Searle of Searle Pharmaceuticals (of which Rumsfeld later became a director), William Graham of Baxter International, Robert Calvin of Motorola; and Hall "Cap" Adams Jr., former Chairman and CEO of Leo Burnett USA. Adams ran their Philip Morris account from 1961 until he retired. These were all pals from the wealthy New Trier township of Illinois (according to a story in the Chicago Sun Times, "The equalized assessed valuation of New Trier district property is $757,000 per pupil, compared with Chicago's $91,000.") Their campaign operatives included Jeb Stuart Magruder, who was later sent to prison for Watergate-related perjury.

"In 1985, Monsanto bought Searle for $2.7 billion. The investment banking work, generating a $1.8-million fee, was handed to William Blair, whose managing partner was Ned Jannotta. On leaving Searle after the sale, Rumsfeld was named a senior advisor to Blair while he figured out what to do next." [Sic - or while the Syndicate decided what to do with him next -cast] (The Don, by Carol Felsenthal. Chicago Magazine June 2001.) [Former EPA Adminstrator William D. Ruckelshaus and Citibank chairman John S. Reed both joined the board of directors of Monsanto in 1985 -cast.]

Felsenthal / Chicago Magazine 2001
Cap Adams Jr. / Marlboro Oral History Project (tobacco document)

Frederick Edson Clerk, Yale 1903, superintendent of New Trier Township High School 1923-1930, "during the war engaged in secret service work," and was "commissioned as Major, Military Intelligence, Officers' Reserve Corps, 1923, with assignmnet as assistant military attaché to China." (Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1930-1931, p. 232.)

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1930-1931 / Yale University Library (pdf, 345 pp)

Rep. Mark Steven Kirk eulogizes past representatives of his district, the North Shore of Illinois, including Rumsfeld and John Edward Porter, now a member of the Board of Directors of Research!America.

Kirk / US House of Representatives 2001

Rumsfeld was a Trustee of the late Dr. Ernst L. Wynder's American Health Foundation between February 1979 and April 1981, while he was President and CEO of G.D. Searle & Co. One of his fellow trustees was Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. (USN, Ret.), who served the AHF between 1975 and 1981.

AHF Trustees (letterhead, April 1, 1979) / tobacco document

Rumsfeld was a member of the Executive Committee of the Reagan/Bush Inaugural Committee in 1981. Bernard Lasker was also a member.

Presidential Inaugural Committee 1981 / tobacco document

Rumsfeld was President Reagan's Special Envoy for the Middle East in 1983. Maxwell M. Rabb, the US Ambassador to Italy who sent the State Department cable dealing with Rumsfeld's meetings with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz, had been a Trustee of the AHF between 1969 and 1974.

Rumsfeld was a director of Eastern Air Lines during the time when the Civil Aeronautics Board was considering smoking bans in 1983. Two fellow AHF Trustees were also on the boards of US airlines: C. Edward Acker was a director of Pan American World Airways, and Karl Bays was a director of Delta Air Lines. Walter A. Haas Jr., of the anti-smoking Levi Strauss & Co., was a director of United Airlines. (Memorandum from Sara R. Ridgway to Lorillard executives, Oct. 19, 1983.)

Directors of US Airlines, 1983 / tobacco document

The Ford Administration

Ford Administration officials Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are accused of covering up information concerning the death of government scientist Frank Olson in 1953, a few days after the CIA slipped LSD into his drink. White House counsel Roderick Hills urged settling the case out of court. (Scientist's death haunts family, by Fredric N. Tulsky. The Mercury News Aug. 7, 2002.)

Tulsky / Mercury News 2002

The Rand Corporation

Rumsfeld was a Trustee of the Rand Corporation from 1977-1987, 1988-1998 (during the period it produced the Manning study of smoking costs as a backup in case the flagrant frauds of the OTA and SAMMEC were challenged), and 1999-2001. Mary Lasker's cronies Newton Minow and Rep. Paul G. Rogers; former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, and others were also involved.

RAND Research Review, 1989 / tobacco document

Rumsfeld was a major (nongovernmental) donor to RAND Health. Other major donors include former Rep. John Edward Porter, and Gail Warden, a Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation since 1996 and one of Roz Lasker's collaborators in "Medicine and Public Health."

Health, Annual Report 2002 / RAND Corporation (pdf)

Amylin

Rumsfeld was a director of Amylin from 1991 to 1996, when he resigned with an agreement to provide consulting services in exchange for stocks. He returned from 1999 to 2001. Director James C. Gaither is a Trustee of the Rand Corporation (dating back to the Manning study period) and of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and a director of Levi Strauss & Company. Amylin received over $50 million from Johnson & Johnson to develop its new diabetes drug.

Amylin 1996 Form 10-Q / Securities and Exchange Commission
Amylin 1997 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Amylin 2000 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

The Kellogg Company

Rumsfeld was a director of The Kellogg Co. from 1985 until retiring May 14, 1998. Other directors: Kellogg's Chairman of the Board and CEO since 1992, Arnold G. Langbo, was a director of Johnson & Johnson; Kellogg's former Chairman of the board, William E. LaMothe, is a fellow director of Sears and Allstate; J. Richard Munro, former co-Chairman and co-CEO of Time Warner, was a fellow trustee of the Rand Corporation; Ann McLaughlin was a member of the boards of General Motors and The Public Agenda, vice chairman of The Aspen Institute and a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Kellogg Co. 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Rumsfeld was a director of Sears from 1977 to 1998. His fellow directors included his old friend Cap Adams, and Michael A. Miles, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Philip Morris Companies Inc. from 1991 to 1994, who is a Special Limited Partner of Forstmann Little & Co., the investors behind Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Gulfstream is the manufacturer of the famous corporate jets. It was begun by Grumman Aerospace in 1958. In 1978, it was sold to Allen E. Paulson, who renamed it and sold it to Chrysler in 1985, but stayed on to run it. In 1989 Paulson repurchased it with backing from Forstmann Little. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics in 1999. Teddy Forstmann was national co-chairman of President George HW Bush's relection campaign in 1992. (Gulfstream's Pilot, by Anthony Bianco and William C. Symonds. Business Week April 14, 1997.)

Bianco & Symonds, 1997 / Business Week

Rumsfeld was a director of Gulfstream from 1993 until 1999. Chairman and CEO Theodore J. Forstmann was also a director of General Instrument Corp., where Rumsfeld was Chairman and CEO from 1990 to 1993. Roger S. Penske, CEO of Detroit Diesel who was a director of Philip Morris from 1991 to 1998; former US Secretaries of State Henry A. Kissinger and George P. Shultz (a former trustee of NORC), and former Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin L. Powell were also directors.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. 1999 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Gilead Sciences Inc.

Donald Rumsfeld was a director of Gilead from 1988 until resigning in January 2001 to become US Secretary of Defense. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 1997. Fellow directors include Bilderberger member Etienne F. Davignon, Chairman of Societe Generale de Belgique; James M. Denny, a Managing Director of William Blair Capital Partners V and retired Vice Chairman of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Planning Officer for G.D. Searle & Co.; and George P. Schultz, former US Secretary of State and former President of the Bechtel Group, Inc.

Gilead Sciences 1997 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

In 1998, Dr. Paul Berg, an old crony of Alejandro Zaffaroni from Affymetrix Inc. and DNAX, joined the board. In 2001, Cordell W. Hull, Chairman of Bechtel Enterprises, Executive Vice President of Bechtel Group, and director of the Bechtel family investment company ($11 billion in assets), and President of American Express's Merchant Banking Operations in London; and Gayle E. Wilson, the wife of former California Governor Pete Wilson, joined the board.

Gilead Sciences 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

ABB AB (Asea Brown Boveri)

Rumsfeld was a director of Asea Brown Boveri in the latter 1990s. The US Department of Energy authorized a subsidiary of the firm to participate in the design and construction of two light water reactors in North Korea. These were intended to phase out their old graphite reactors which could be used to produce bomb-grade material.

ABB AB 10/29/1999 SC 13D (with directors listed) / Securities and Exchange Commission

The Tribune Company

The Tribune Company owns the Chicago Tribune; Donald Rumsfeld was a director from 1992 until resigning to become Secretary of Defense in 2001. In 1994, three of the directors (Andrew J. McKenna, Arnold R. Weber, and Newton S. Minow) were also directors of Nixon advisor W. Clement Stone's Aon Corporation. In 2000, before the Tribune's merger with the Times Mirror Co., there were four (McKenna, Rumsfeld, Weber, and Patrick G. Ryan, who was also a fellow director of Sears).

The Tribune Company 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
The Tribune Company 2000 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Salomon Smith Barney

Rumsfeld was the chairman of Salomon Smith Barney's International Advisory Board in 2000. Other members were Richard B. Cheney, then the Chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company and now the Vice President of the United States; Ralph S. Larsen, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson; Thomas S. Murphy, former Chairman and CEO of Capital Cities/ABC. (Umberto Agnelli joins Salomon Smith Barney's International Advisory Board. Citigroup press release, May 22, 2000.)

International Advisory Board / Salomon Smith Barney

Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense

"This is Dr. Wolfowitz's third tour of duty in the Pentagon.... From 1989 to 1993, Dr. Wolfowitz served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in charge of the 700-person defense policy team that was responsible to Secretary Dick Cheney for matters concerning strategy, plans, and policy."

Wolfowitz bio / Department of Defense

"In case you have not noticed, Don, your deputy at the Pentagon, Paul Wolfowitz, has promoted himself and is now the Defense Secretary, and you are his deputy. We still see you quoted here and there, but Paul has already wrested policymaking from your hands and is making it himself. It is almost as if you have become his press secretary. He was bored with Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden long before the strikes began Sunday, as he is maniacally determined to cut to the chase, 'finishing the war against Saddam Hussein,' as his many followers in the pundit community put it... Why is Wolfowitz so maniacal about Iraq?... Iraq was the least radical of the Islamic states, the most civilized and modern and hospitable to Jews and multiculturalism... which is why the Iran/Iraq war was fought, with Saddam doing our killing for us, at times with the chemical weapons the CIA supplied him with...." (Fire Paul Wolfowitz, by Jude Wanniski. Supply Side Investor Oct. 9 2001.)

Wanniski / Supply Side Investor

"Here we will name the names of the fanatics in this anti-Iraq grouping who have become known as the 'Wolfowitz cabal,' named after Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. According to the New York Times, which published a leak about their activities on Oct. 12, this grouping wants an immediate war with Iraq, believing that the targeting of Afghanistan, already an impoverished wasteland, falls far short of the global war that they are hoping for. But Iraq is just another stepping stone to turning the anti-terrorist 'war' into a full-blown 'Clash of Civilizations,' where the Islamic religion would become the 'enemy image' in a 'new Cold War'.... The cabal bears a dangerous resemblance to the 'secret parallel government' of [Col. Oliver] North and Gen. Richard Secord's 'Project Democracy' operation that ran Iran-Contra...." ("Wolfowitz Cabal" Is an Enemy Within U.S., by Michele Steinberg. Executive Review Oct 26, 2001.)

Steinberg / Executive Intelligence Review 2001

Frank C. Carlucci

Carlucci was the anti-smoker Secretary of Defense from 1987-1989, and was a trustee of the RAND Corporation.

The Frank C. Carlucci Page

Anna Rosenberg

Mary Lasker's close friend Anna Rosenberg was Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Truman Administration.

The Anna Rosenberg Hoffman Page

Frank Knox

Frank Knox was Secretary of the Navy at the beginning of World War II. New FOIA documents imply that he had prior knowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor. And, he spread lies about Japanese sabotage to fan hysteria to get Japanese-Americans thrown in concentration camps.

The Fank Knox Page

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