On May 18, 2009, Richard Haas was at the war criminal Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, California to expound upon the ‘big ideas’ of foreign policy. Although Haas insists, wherever he goes, that US foreign policy is driven by “big ideas” and not by the small-minded, destructive agendas of conspiratorial cartels and international crime syndicates posing as think tanks, intelligence agencies and transnational corporations, it remains difficult to actually find any ideas among the mountains of Haas’ ahistorical, incoherent and amoral pablum.
WeAreChangeLA showed up to clarify matters with Haas. Stewart Howe broke down Haas’ Grandest Concept, that there are very crucial differences between the mass murder known as “War of Choice” and the mass murder known as “War of Necessity,” by pointing out that the term “Wars of Agenda” cleared this deceptive dichotomy up once and for all. Bob Sherman asked Haas how he could praise the 9/11 Commission Report when it failed to deal with World Trade Center Building 7.
Haas claimed to not know about WTC 7 and said he would research it. Other folks got involved with very precise questions that Haas decided to answer by avoiding altogether or answer ahistorically and deceptively. Later on, outside, Howe continued the questioning till Haas had to scurry away.
To think that the current occupant ‘running’ the White House uses this man’s language to describe matters of war and peace is quite disturbing. And when this thought is combined with the President’s recently-aired rejection of history, morality and the laws of the physical universe under the guise of the ‘facts’ that ‘Al-Qaeda claimed to do 9/11,’ the intellectual honesty and/or moral fortitude of the current front running out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. appears to be almost on par with the previous sock puppet crew. Luckily, the questioners showed that the American peoples’ intelligence and moral acuity is not well represented by one Richard Haas, his ‘boss’ and their ‘big ideas.’