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Cheney’s 1% Doctrine Revisited, or: Why Pat Buchanan Should Choose His Friends More Carefully

According to Ron Suskind, Dick Cheney launched the Global War on Terror via “the one percent doctrine”: “If there’s a 1% chance that Pakistani scientists are helping al-Qaeda build or develop a nuclear weapon, we have to treat it as a certainty in terms of our response. It’s not about our analysis … It’s about our response.” Slapping an arbitrary 1% probability on a nonexistent but scary-sounding threat – why not space aliens, hare krishna terrorists, or giant mutant insects – and spending the rest of our lifetimes throwing trillions of dollars at it, is not a wise use of…


James Petras, Pat Buchanan join Truth Jihad Radio!

Truth Jihad Radio Wed. 11/2/11, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page. How’s this for a left-right combination? James Petras, America’s leading leftist sociologist, and Pat Buchanan, the top conservative commentator of the past half-century, will join me to throw some hard punches at the treasonous financier elite that is running our great nation, and our world, into the ground. First hour: James Petras, Bartle Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Binghamton University, is the author of 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles. A cautious…