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  The US has a more permanent role in the Gulf ... Iraq provides the justification
PNAC's Rebuilding America's Defenses, 2000, p.26.
Cheney and Rumsfeld were PNAC founders.
"Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
For the next few decades, Iraq is our oil station in the Middle East.
Feb. 2004
U.S. General Jay Garner
"Look back on the Philippines around the turn of the 20th century: they were a coaling station for the navy, and that allowed us to keep a great presence in the Pacific. That's what Iraq is for the next few decades: our coaling station that gives us great presence in the Middle East" (more)
Rumsfeld Suggests Oil Pipeline in 1983
Dec. 21, 1983
"I raised the question of a pipeline. He said he was familiar with the proposal. It apparently was a U.S. company's proposal." [Bechtel's.] (more)

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