From Volume 5, Issue Number 10 of EIR Online, Published Mar. 7, 2006

This Week You Need To Know

LaRouche: The Urgency of the American System Today

Lyndon LaRouche addressed an invitation-only EIR seminar in Berlin on March 2, titled, "The Iran Crisis: The Danger of a Global Asymmetric War Must Be Stopped." Other featured speakers were Helga Zepp-LaRouche, head of Germany's Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BüSo); former German military attaché to Baghdad Col. Jürgen Hübschen (ret.); Prof. Cliff Kiracofe from the Virginia Military Institute; Prof. Mohammed el-Sayed Selim of Egypt (via a written speech); and EIR's Michele Steinberg. There were about 100 participants, including Arab, Asian, and African representatives; former German officials; former deputies from Parliament; scientists; and LaRouche Youth Movement members.

Here is LaRouche's keynote speech (subheads have been added).

Well, in the past period there have been some changes in the United States in politics, particularly since last Summer, a year ago, Summer. The Democratic Party had no platform—I made one. It was presented at a July conference in 2004, and it made quite a hit, and quite an impact. And as a result of that, I was brought more deeply into the functioning of the Democratic Party through the campaign of John Kerry, which came out of that convention. We did a good job in that Fall, but it was too late. We should have gotten at it earlier. And the cheating by the enemy was inevitable. And sometimes, when you know that you're going to be up against a fraud machine, you have to work in taking into account that you're up against fraud, and you have to overwhelm the fraud if you're going to win the election. And they didn't go out to overwhelm the fraud, and that was a mistake.

But then, the Democratic Party fell flat on its face, when it was reported they lost the election. And so, I intervened, and again, they were willing to listen to me. So, we made a plan for turning George Bush into a lame duck. This is not the kind of bird disease we're talking about these days, but it would do for the time being.

And he is a lame duck. We turned him into a lame duck. We knew what he was going to do, that he was going to try to rob the Social Security funds of the United States, or the people. We made that the key issue, and that kept him off-balance throughout the year. By May of the year, we had a real challenge to him organized in the U.S. Senate, which consisted of practically all of the Democratic Senators, and some Republicans, who refused to go along with what Bush was doing on key issues. So, therefore, we had, in the year 2005, we had a Democratic leadership in effect—a bipartisan leadership but with Democrats as a key to it—in the U.S. Senate. That was followed, by unfortunately, a very bad beginning for this year. And there were setbacks, there were major mistakes. But, history is history, and the process is going on....

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