Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Heart of the Matter

Yesterday, by a vote of 399 to 24, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution that would limit federal spending “to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq or to exercise United States economic control of the oil resources of Iraq.” So take that, William Kristol and all you little Kristols who signed the PNAC (Project for the New American Century) manifesto and who have conspired since 1997 to control Middle East oil and to put US military bases in Iraq. Because that’s what the war in Iraq has ALWAYS been about. What a miserable flop the neocons’ warring aggression has been. The Bush administration has killed 3640 US soldiers, started a civil war it cannot win or end in Iraq, fomented terrorism where no terrorism existed before, effectively bankrupted the United States until our children’s children are old and grey, ruined the US reputation around the world and for what? Well, the US was supposed to overrun and conquer Iraq first, and then Iran, and with the help of Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia—the Bush family’s great pal, whose countrymen were responsible for bombing the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001—the US was supposed to put military bases in Iraq to control the Middle East and its oil und morgen die Welt. The New York Times reported “House Republicans offered little resistance, saying the plan essentially reflected current law and Bush administration policy. But they criticized Democrats for what they said was meaningless legislation since the administration had not called for permanent bases.” The Bush administration had not called for permanent bases because that is what it had planned for and was in the process of accomplishing without calling for permanent bases.

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