The Sinister Side Of "No Child Left Behind" Few Know Of
One of the least known facts of the "No Child Left Behind" legislation of 2001 was the intent to use the system to create a Pentagon database of information on 30 million young people from the ages of 16 to 25 who would be targeted by military recruiters for planned war efforts by the Bush Administration. And these plans dated well before Sept 11, 2001 and proved no linkage to terrorism at the time. But Sept 11, 200l allowed these provisions of the Pentagon database of young people to go unquestioned under the security concerns of the nation since that event.
Nearly every major policy of the current Bush Administration has either a corporate or military advantage written in. And "No ChildLeft Behind" is yet another example. In 1997, William Kristol along with other interests associated with he defense contractor industry, including future Bush Administration members Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton, Dick Cheney and others formed a prodefense contractor business lobby policy organization known as the Project For The New American Century, or PNAC. On January 26, 1998, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and others wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton to urge the restart of the old 1990-91 Gulf War in Iraq. But Bill Clinton refused.
In the letter, members of the PNAC stated that they were unsure whether Iraq actually possessed WMDs, and stated this in saying that," we wil be inable to determine with any reasonable level of certainty whether Iraq does or does not possess such weapons". Yet the intelligence information in 1998 was virtually the same as in 2003, when Bush, Dr. Rice and others used public fear to promote images of a "mushroom cloud" unless America acted against Iraq. The information was largely based on Ahmed Chalabi, who was convicted in Jordan of the largest banking fraud scheme in the nation's history, yet was paid about $330,000 a month to an organization run by Chalabi and his brother by the U.S. government.
The original plan by the Bush Administration was to promote wars in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Sudan to reshape the Muslim world, to not only secure oil supplies for the American economy, but to politically reshape the Muslim world. The defense contractor interests used the PNAC as a cover to promote military activity that would create a huge arms market for their arms and for massive reconstruction contracting. Indeed, large buildings in Iraq such as Saddam's palaces that served no military importantance were destroyedby excessive "shock and awe' bombing destruction with $1 million dollar cruise missiles solely so that Halliburton could rebuild a new structure on the bombed site at a huge profit per project.. Massive war profiteering was behind the PNAC efforts to promote seven wars in Muslim states, yet the wars were so poorly planned that in just the first one, Iraq, America had found itself bogged down by Syrian and Iranian sponsored insurgent efforts.
It was a little known fact that when "No Child Left Behind" was created, that it was really an attempt to create a Pentagon computer database of young people who could be either encouraged by military recruiters to join the war efforts or else drafted to help prosper the wealthy military contractor and oil interests who control the Bush Administration who planned seven wars to create massive profits. 42 members of the Bush Administration are oil company former executives, paid consultants or major stockholders, and 32 members of the Bush Administration are associated with defense contractor interests, as former executives, major stockholders or paid consultants. While Bush sought to mislead the public during the 2000 Presidential debates, claiming he opposed "nation building", that was in fact exactly what he planned. "No Child Left Behind" was a major part in creating the Pentagon database to man these "nation building" wars to prosper the major corporations that control the Bush Administration and the American government.