FYI... Daniel Pipes is a FLAMING neoCON Zionist...he simply believes FERVENTLY in using America's wealth and might to vanquish Israel's enemies.
In this regard, he is one of many of his ilk--
The PNAC cabal then surrounding Dubya had said their #1 goal (well before 9/11) upon Dubya's election election in 2000 was taking out Saddam for Israel-- Wolfy, Perle, Feith, Libby, Elliot Abrams, Wurmser, Bolton, Ari Fleischer, Dan Senor...they WROTE openly about it!
Add as Pan-Israeli influences Kagan, Eliot Cohen, Robt. Kaplan, Kristol, Pipes and Krauthammer