Attacking Iran and Syria, yes, that's the solution to Bush's Iraq Oil War, start a fight somewhere else, against a nation that hasn't had their military degraded for the past ten years, no less.
It's very depressing to see how stupid America has become, that we even tolerate this pathetic little man, his pathetic and tired old man consigliori, and his whole cast of vapid, unredeemable slaves to the power of, the bright and shiny new car smell of money and childhood fantasies of dominion and global conquest.
Imagine Roosevelt or Adams or Cleveland making a speech like Bush just did? Can't do it, can you? When the best hope for reducing the violence in Iraq is not the boot heel, but collaboration with interested parties in the region, what does Bush do? Threaten them, of course.
It's clear that George W Bush has no interest in a positive outcome in Iraq, nor a negative outcome for that matter. What does concern him is making sure that the Oil and his Manly Image remain in control of US interests.
Because what we really need to do to solve the world's problem is to make sure that we can keep that Oil Monkey on our backs as long as humanly possible. Let's see, first there was chocolate covered Egyptian cotton, now it'll be crude oil encrusted salmon, ummm, yummy!
And here's some delicious oil soaked quotes, served on a bed of American and Iraqi blood. (As usual, bolds are mine)
The US government has been involved in drawing up the law...
Vice-President **** Cheney, who said in 1999, while he was still chief executive of ... Halliburton, that the world would need an additional 50 million barrels of oil a day by 2010. "So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies," he said.
Oil industry executives and analysts say the law, which would permit Western companies to pocket up to three-quarters of profits in the early years
Well, you get the drift. We need to get off the oil, we need to start building solar cells and energy storage devices and building efficiency equipment, most of all, we need to change the way we operate in the United States. Because we've become trapped into this automobile dominated society, fueled by cheap gas. And those days are as dead as Hussein and Franco, yet Big Oil and their grateful lackey, GW Bush want to perpetuate that way of life forever, it seems, at any cost it appears.
And we buy into it, by tolerating George W Bush and his miserable administration, the vacant and empty vessel that is Condi Rice, the lunacy of Rumsfeld, the comic book evil of Dick Cheney, the absurdities of having people like Newt Gingrich and Bill Bennett and Rush Limbaugh and Fred Kagan lecture us on morality and the proper affairs of state.
I hope these dark days will be soon behind us, for that I will continue to blog and work and write and contribute and encourage, try to educate and offer hope, because we need a new way forward, and that way lies not in the desert sands of Iraq nor the mountainous plateaus of Iran.