Does McCain`s GOP Have Aces Up Its Sleeve?

The Brownshirt Party has chosen John "hundred year
McCain as its presidential candidate.  Except
for Cheney, Norman Podhoretz, and Billy Kristol, McCain
is America`s greatest warmonger.  

a McCain Regime, Cheney will be back in office with
another stint as Secretary of War.  Norman
Podhoretz will be
Undersecretary for Nuclear War with General John
"Nuke them"
Shalikashvili as his deputy.  Rudy
Giuliani will be the Minister of Interior in charge of
Halliburton`s detention centers into which will be
herded all critics of war and the police state.  Billy
Kristol will be chief White House spokesliar.  

The whole gang will be back—Wolfowitz, Perle, Wurmser,
Feith, Libby, Bolton.  America will have a second chance
to bomb the world into submission.

With the majority of voters sick of war, sick of lies,
sick of fraud from the Federal Reserve and Wall Street,
and sick of stagnant and falling incomes, McCain is
poised to capture 20% of the vote—the Christian
Zionists, the rapture evangelicals, and the diehard
macho flag-waving thugs who believe America is done for
unless "Islamofacists" are exterminated.  

The accumulated lies, deceptions, war crimes, the shame
of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, Bush`s police
state assault on civil liberty, countless numbers of
Iraqi and Afghan men, women, and children murdered for
the sake of American and Israeli hegemony, and the
collapsing US economy indicate a political wipeout for
the Brownshirt Party.  In a country with an informed and
humane population, the Republican Party would be reduced
to such a small minority that it could never recover.

What will happen in America?  Polls show that Americans
have had it with Bush, and the 2006 congressional
election showed that the voters have had it with
Republicans. But the Republicans have seen the message
and ignored it, and the people and the Democrats have
continued to tolerate and to enable that which they
claim to oppose.

Meanwhile Bush holds on to his determination to find a
way to bomb Iran, dismissing along with the neocons the
unanimous NIE report that there is no Iranian weapons
program, just as Bush and the neocons dismissed the Iraq
weapons inspectors who reported truthfully that Saddam
Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction.  What the
American people and the Democrats have not understood is
that a party with an agenda could care less for the
facts.  As Lenin declared, truth is what serves the

The Democrats are far from pure, but they lack the
fervor and determination that only ideology can
provide.  The Democrats might have issue-specific
ideologies, but they lack an over-arching ideology that
makes it imperative for them, and only them, to be in

contrast, the Brownshirt Party is fueled by the neocon
ideology of American (and Israeli) supremacy.  The
neocon ideology of supremacy is more far-reaching than
Hitler`s.  Hitler merely aimed for sway over Europe and
Russia.  The neocons have targeted the entire world.  

Neocons have prepared plans for war against China.  They
are ringing Russia with military facilities and paying
millions of dollars to leaders of former constituent
parts of the Soviet Union to sign up with NATO, which
the neocons have turned into a mechanism for drafting
Europeans to serve American Empire.

All this work, the neocon Project for a New American
Century, the costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the
demonization of Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, the
ghettoization of the West Bank and Gaza, the police
state measures that Bush has succeeded in putting on the
books, the concentration of power in the executive
branch, these are successes from which the Brownshirts
will not walk away.

Possibly the neocons and their Brownshirt followers are
so delusional that they do not realize that their
glorious aims are not shared.  Maybe they are no
different from Americans, maxed out on credit and unable
to make mortgage payments, who believe that next week
they will win the lotto.

the other hand maybe the Brownshirts have a plan.  

What could the plan be?

They can steal the election with the Diebold electronic
voting machines and proprietary software that no one is
allowed to check.  There are now enough elections on
record with significant divergences between exit polls
and vote tallies that a stolen election can be explained

The Democrats have been house-trained to acquiesce to
stolen elections.  The voters, whose votes are stolen,
dismiss the evidence as "conspiracy theories."

what about a well-timed orchestrated "terrorist
to drive fearful Americans to the war
candidate.  False flag events are stock-in-trade. 
Hitler used the Reichstag fire to turn German democracy
into a dictatorship overnight.

And what about the widespread spying on Americans?  The
Bush regime`s explanation for its violation of the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act makes no sense. 
Bush`s violation of the law is clearly a felony, grounds
for impeachment, arrest, indictment, and a prison
sentence.  Moreover, no intelligence purpose was
achieved by Bush`s illegal acts.  The FISA law only
requires the executive branch to come to a secret court
to explain its purpose and obtain a warrant.  The law
even allows the executive branch to spy first and obtain
the warrant afterward.  The purpose of the warrant is
to prevent an administration from spying for political
The only reason for Bush to refuse to
obtain warrants is that he had no valid reason for the

Does this mean that during the presidential campaign we
will hear from Attorney General Michael Mukasey that
candidate Hillary is under investigation for a
Whitewater-related offense, or that candidate Obama is
linked to an alleged crime figure or Islamist? 

The neocons control most of the print and TV media, and
the right-wing radio talk hosts are no friends of
Democrats.  As Americans have fallen for every other
fraud perpetrated upon them, they are likely to be
suckers as well for "investigations" or rumors of
investigations of the Democratic candidate.  Hillary is
widely disliked and easy to distrust.  Obama is a new
face with which voters have little experience.  He is
partly black and has a funny name.  

John McCain is a war hero, a graduate of the US Naval
Academy.  His father and grandfather were admirals.  On
his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam in one of
America`s orchestrated wars, he was shot down and
injured.  A POW for 5.5 years, he was tortured by
communists due in part to traitorous actions by
Democrats like Jane Fonda. 

McCain has been in Congress and thus in the public eye
since 1983.  The only scandal with which he is
associated is that he was one of "the Keating five"
one of five senators associated through campaign
contributions with S&L owner and real estate investor
Charles Keating and alleged interveners in his behalf. 
Keating was framed
by prosecutors,
but was

later exonerated
by a federal judge.  

Adolf Hitler never had the support of a majority of the
German electorate. In the November 1932 election, he
received 33.1 percent of the vote. His peak was March 6,
1933, with 43.9 percent following the Reichstag fire a
few days before on February 27, blamed on the
communists.  Hitler`s minority support in a democracy
did not prevent him from becoming dictator of Germany.  

Paul Craig Roberts [email
] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan`s
first term.  He was Associate Editor of the
Street Journal.  He has held numerous academic
appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded
the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
Mitterrand. He is the author of

Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
and the Soviet Economy

Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
and is the co-author
with Lawrence M. Stratton of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click

for Peter
Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.