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Well, the USA is now attacking Iraq. Will this be another Gulf War, the one that had Denis Leary describing how he was glued to his TV with a blood-lust hard-on from eating too much red meat?

The events of September 11, 2001 looked awfully familiar to me, since I’ve read Tom Clancy’s Debt Of Honor. In that book, a politically-aggrieved airline pilot crashes his 747 into the Capitol building in Washington DC, killing the US President and most of Congress. In the next book, Executive Orders, Clancy’s character Jack Ryan became President as a result of those events, and had to fend off a major biological attack against the USA. By the end he formulated the Ryan Doctrine, which promised revenge against those who attack US interests, regardless of borders.

I’ve found a useful commentary piece here that includes the text of that fictional Doctrine. Assuming that George W Bush can actually read, I think he’s been reading Clancy too.

Written by brian t

March 20, 2003 at 9:15 am

Posted in america, books, politics

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