Jacob Hornberger

How the War Should Have Been Won

[audio:http://antiwar.com/dissent/07_10_24_hornberger.mp3]

“…Like Napoleon or Santa Anna.”

Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the bogus war on terrorism and how the al Qaeda problem should be handled instead, the U.S. government’s hypocrisy on terrorism as revealed by the case of Luis Posada Carriles, the case of Ramzi Yousef, “Islamofascism,” the destruction of liberty in security’s name, the difference between America and the U.S. government, the Waco-Iraq analogy, the principles of the Magna Carta, the American Revolution and the Ron Paul Revolution and the deadlocked jury in the case of the Holy Land Foundation.

MP3 here. (55:46)

Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, publisher of The Freeman.

Freedom Daily. Fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian, he has delivered speeches and engaged in debates and discussions about free-market principles with groups all over the United States, as well as Canada, England, Europe, and Latin America, including Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Argentina.

He has also advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on FOX New’s Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows. His editorials have appeared in the Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, La Prensa San Diego, El Nuevo Miami Herald, and many others, both in the United States and in Latin America. He is a co-editor or contributor to the eight books that have been published by the Foundation.

  • Marycatherine Barton

    Paul/Hornberger — for dismantling our imperialistic federal government. YES. To go further, Decider/Dictator Bush recently told us “his people” that he was not interested in going after BinLaden, as an in-your-face statement that he had accomplished what he wanted by his invasion of the Mid-East, right under our noses with our dime, regime change more to his liking. What a sleaze! Latest studies show, how much more stress is the average Anerican now feeling, to the point that many more of us are having trouble sleeping, mainly due to worry about our financial security.

  • Mike

    Intent is a given. The alleged hijackers had all sorts of possible motives, political or religious. IMO, capability is another story. Look at the resource disparity. The CIA had a virtual station focused just on al Qaeda and Bin Laden! FBI had the UBLU, the I-49 and the RFU (the last two did not focus exclusively on al Qaeda). Look at the technology disparity. NSA. Satellite technology. US intel has relationships with other state intelligence agencies (other state intelligence agencies having the same vast resource advantage over al Qaeda). Then factor in military intelligence and special forces capability.

    Furthermore the alleged hijackers were not careful. They made blatant errors on VISA applications. Drew attention at a flight school by leaving the cockpit of a plane while it was on the runway. Moussaoui acted so suspiciously that he got arrested.

    We are told Atta, Jarrah and al-Shehhi were students who became radicalized at the al-Quds mosque in Hamburg and were then recruited by al Qaeda. Students with some terrorist training in Afghanistan and some pilot training in the US vs. intelligence experts and counterterrorism professionals with years of training and the best resources available.

    CIA Director Tenet finds the briefing Cofer Black just gave him (see July 10, 2001) so alarming that he calls National Security Adviser Rice from his car as he heads to the White House and says he needs to see her right away, even though he has regular weekly meetings with her. [Washington Post, 10/1/2006] Tenet, Black, and an unnamed third CIA official brief Rice on the latest intelligence. Deputy National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke are also present. LINK

    Why weren’t Middleton (head of FBI’s UBLU), Frasca (head of FBI’s RFU) or Watson (head of FBI’s Counterterrorism Division) at this meeting? Didn’t the FBI have investigative jurisdiction in the US? As for the notion of a turf battle, Rice and Clarke weren’t CIA. In fact, their jobs entailed coordinating other agencies to a certain degree. Why didn’t they involve the FBI or at the very least give the FBI a full briefing afterwards? This doesn’t come across as incompetence. Rather, it suggests dereliction of duty at a minimum.

  • Fred in Japan

    I agree with the above…I can’t believe that the intelligence services were SO incompetent. It seems like the hijackers were given free rein.

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