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AEI: The Root of Bush’s Right-Wing Ideology

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    here we are... perhaps a few board members here can sign up to this wonderous clique...

    http://thinkprogress.org/2007/02/15/aei-bush-white-house/

    Today (Thursday), President Bush delivered a speech on Afghanistan at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. AEI and the Bush administration are deeply entwined, something Bush admitted during his speech. “I admire AEI a lot,” Bush said. “After all, I have been consistently borrowing some of your best people. More than 20 AEI scholars have worked in my administration.”

    Below are a few examples of the people and ideas that AEI has shared — or tried to share — with the Bush White House over recent years:

    Escalation. President Bush’s escalation plan is based on a report by AEI scholar Frederick Kagan. CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux said of AEI’s influence on Iraq policy: “One conservative policy group that has the president’s ear and is influencing his thinking is the American Enterprise Institute.”

    The Cheneys. Dick Cheney served as AEI Senior Fellow from 1993-1995, and his wife Lynn currently serves as Senior Fellow studying education and children. “Both Lynne and I have a long history with the American Enterprise Institute, and we value the association,” Vice President Cheney said in 2005.

    Bomb Iran. “We must bomb Iran,” AEI Resident Scholar Joshua Muravchik wrote in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times. Muravchik called for an “air campaign against Tehran’s nuclear facilities”

    Richard Perle. Perle has been at AEI since 1987, and currently serves as a Resident Fellow. A leading neoconservative, Perle was a fierce proponent of regime change in Iraq. He served as Chairman of the Defense Policy Board from 2001 to 2003.

    John Bolton. Served as Senior Vice President of AEI before coming to the Bush administration. Bolton currently serves as a Senior Fellow at AEI. “There is no such thing as the United Nations,” Bolton said. “If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.”

    Climate change inaction. AEI offered $10,000 to climate change deniers to speak out against the recent IPCC climate change study. expand post »
     
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    AEI is a very goo dthink tank right up ther with the CATO Institute, The Hudson Institute and the Heritage foundation.

    If you go there and read some of their wonderful research you could become an educated person.
     
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    it's "very good" for people who share their ideology (like you).... an ideology that subtly hints of a "white-jewish union" of thought and "war is great" philosophy...

    i have read some of their crap, and i am an educated person... i'm not saying they're dumb... i'm simply saying their motives don't seem very "Christian" to me...

    curious, any african americans or hispanics in this cabal? any mediterraneans at all? maybe 2? 3?....

    this is a group whose the vice chair of AEI's board of trustees is an ex-Exxon CEO... it's full of PNAC and critics of Islam, truly displaying Bush's transparency and personal ideology that is governing us all...
     
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    Thomas Sowell and Walter Walter are both members of minority races, and have contributed to conservative think tanks. if thats important to you.
     
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    members of this particular one?
     
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    Not sure I don't go around looking at the membership of these groups. I do believe that I have seen Dr Sowell referenced as as member of the Hoover Institute, which IIRC is based in the West Coast.
     
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    I hate stealing ideas from retards on TV, but here it goes.

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