American political advisor and lobbyist who worked for the
Reagan administration as an assistant Secretary of Defence
and worked on the Defence Policy Board Advisory Committee
from 1987 to 2004, member of several conservative think-tanks,
including Project for the New
American Century PNAC, the Hudson Institute, and the
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
He also directly works for Israel and was the chair of a
study group that included Douglas Feith and David Wurmser
that produced a strategy paper for the incoming Likud Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
He was exposed by an article in a New York Times for recommending
the Army to purchase an armaments system from an Israeli
company that a year earlier had paid him $50,000 in consulting
In 1996, Perle participated in a study group that produced
a report for the incoming Likud-led government of Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel that urged the country to break
off then-ongoing peace initiatives and suggested strategies
for reshaping the Middle East. Among the group’s arguments
was the idea that “removing Saddam Hussein from power in
Iraq [was] an important Israeli
strategic objective in its own right.”
Served in the Defense and State Departments under Carter,
Reagan, George H. W. Bush, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defence
during the Presidency of George W. Bush.
He is the major architect of President Bush’s Iraq policy.
In 2005 Bush put forth Wolfowitz to be the President of
the World Bank. The appointed split the opinion: while the
world community horrified about this decision, Wall Street
was elated and thrilled.
In 2007, he resigned from the World Bank after an investigation
over a promotion he secured for his girlfriend.
Served as the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy
and held the number three position at the Pentagon from July
2001 to August 2005.
He was investigated for allegedly distorting prewar intelligence
on Iraq, and questioned by the FBI in relation to the passing
by one of his employees of confidential Pentagon documents
to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),
which in turn passed them to the Israeli Embassy.
Feith also served on the board of the Jewish Institute for
National Security Affairs (JINSA), which is a think tank
promoting a military and strategic alliance between the United
States and Israel.
Served on the JINSA Board of Advisors and co-founded Jewish
Institute for National Security Affairs .
He was accused of being involved in the forgery which claimed
that Saddam Hussein had bought yellowcake in Niger.
His famous quotes include:
“The level of casualties (in
Iraq) is secondary”
“We (Americans) are a warlike
people ..we love war”
“The purpose of total war is to permanently force your
will onto another people”
“Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick
up some small crappy little country and throw it against
the wall, just to show the world we mean business”
   
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