Jan 17 2008
PNAC founder predicts US-China war
The United State could go to war with communist China over Taiwan, according to the founder of the neo-conservative think tank Project for New American Century - the group who successfully lobbied the American government to invade Iraq.
"The Taiwan problem can explode at any moment," Dr. Robert Kagan told the German weekly Die Zeit. "Let's talk about a mid-term danger. It's not guaranteed that a conflict can be avoided if China becomes more democratic but it will be easier to prevent it."
But Dr. Kagan believes that the US has a strategic edge of China as Washington has established military alliances with China's neighbours Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and a nuclear cooperation with India.
Dr. Kagan, who graduated from Yale, and holds a doctorate from American University in Washington, DC, was a co-signatory of the 1998 letter to former President Bill Clinton urging him to go to war against Iraq.
The other PNAC members who signed the letter include former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld's deputy and disgraced former World Bank head Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who outed CIA officer Valerie Plame in mid-June 2003, and the former US Permanent Representative to the UN John Bolton, who falsely testified to the Congress about Iran's enriched uranium contamination.
Robert Kagan is presently a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund.
Naming Neocons, Edmund Connelly, Jan 22 2008