PNAC Points
by Deanna Spingola
November 19, 2016


PNAC, promoters of American imperialism and “Full-spectrum” dominance, was funded by the Sarah Scaife Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation and the Bradley Foundation.


A major PNAC focus was Iraq, long before September 11, 2001, the “New Pearl Harbor.” Richard Perle, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, gave a talk in Israel at the Herzliya Conference in which he said: “President George Bush will order an attack on Iran if it becomes clear to him that Iran is set to acquire nuclear weapons capabilities while he is still in office.” [1]


PNAC supports U.S. imperialistic exploitation of resources to further multinational business interests through the use of preemptive military attacks which necessitates a huge military budget at the expense of America’s social programs and infrastructure maintenance or reconstruction. The benefactors are the government-connected military-industrial-complex which includes the Carlyle Group, a top Pentagon contractor. The Department of Defense has adopted the PNAC program for world domination through pervasive warfare.


On September 13, 2001 Deputy Defense Secretary and PNAC Neo-Con Paul Wolfowitz (later head of the World Bank) said the retaliation for 9/11 would be continued until the roots of terrorism are destroyed. “These people try to hide, but they won't be able to hide forever.” Wolfowitz continued, “They think their harbors are safe, but they won't be safe forever. I think one has to say it's not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems, ending states who sponsor terrorism.” [2] Does one “end a state” by total obliteration of the target citizens who are not terrorists and have no animosity or feelings towards anyone but merely wish to exist and take care of themselves and their families?


Paul Wolfowitz said the anti-terrorism campaign has to be broad and sustained. “It's not going to stop if a few criminals are taken care of.” [3] Those few alleged criminals have greatly multiplied. Actually acts of terror have increased as a result of Bush’s “war on terror.”


Richard Perle said, “This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq, then we take a look around and see how things stand. This is entirely the wrong way to go about it... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don’t try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war ... our children will sing great songs about us years from now.” [4] The war hawk Neo-Cons sharpened their talons and were beating their war drums using the military industrial media complex with their associated television channels, radio stations, newspapers and magazines. The current third world country target is non-threatening Iran.[5]


In 1997, Israël Shahak wrote, “Since the spring of 1992, public opinion in Israel is being prepared for the prospect of a war with Iran, to be fought to bring about Iran’s total military and political defeat. In one version, Israel would attack Iran alone; in another it would ‘persuade’ the West to do the job.” [6]


On January 26, 1998, the PNAC war hawks, in a letter to President Clinton, urged him to invade Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein. This letter was signed by Elliott Abrams, Richard L. Armitage, William J. Bennett, Jeffrey Bergner, John Bolton    Paula Dobriansky, Francis Fukuyama, Robert Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, William Kristol, Richard Perle, Peter W. Rodman, Donald Rumsfeld, William Schneider, Jr., Vin Weber, Paul Wolfowitz, R. James Woolsey and Robert B. Zoellick.


[1] Perle: Bush Will Attack Iran If Necessary,; last viewed 11/18/2016

[2] Wolfowitz says Military Retaliation To Be Sustained,; last viewed 11/18/2016

[3] How Wide a War?, PBS, September 26, 2001,

[4] A New Pearl Harbor,

[5] How 6 million People Were killed in CIA secret wars against third world countries, Information Clearing House,; last viewed 11/18/2016

[6] Israël Shahak, Open Secrets: Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies, Pluto Press, London, Chicago, Illinois, 1997, p. 54