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Old December 31st, 2003, 10:22 PM
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On Tue, 31 Dec 2002 23:25:40 +0000, Pete Loud wrote:

Don't think I support Iraq, I don't. Bush got into power on the
contributions of the oil industry towards his election expenses, it's now
pay-back time. He has to wrest control of the Iraqi oil fields from Iraq and
put control into the hands of US oil industry stooges. It's tough that
thousands will be have to die to boost the oil company profits.

I actually don't buy that. For one thing, by and large, the business
community is against a war. Just look at how the markets are reacting.

Military action for physical control of oil is just not the American way
of doing things. A large fraction of European opinion sees this as a (the
only sensible, seemingly?) rationale for a war, given that it otherwise
makes no sense at all. But I don't buy it.

I am still not convinced there actually will be a war. I guess I have
been indulging in wishful thinking when I theoretized the noise would
subside after the mid-term elections. Anyway, which rationales are we
left with, besides the assumption that this administration is living in a
parallel universe, fightinmg windmills out of their own imagination?

One would be simply an exercise of killing Arabs. For the sake of the US
collective psyche, which needs revenge after the loss of face we all know
of. Which US right wing, now out of the closet en masse, is really
craving for.

Another one, somewhat less cynical if also more stupid is that this
administration may have decided they can't live any longer with our friend
Saddam making them look like fools time and again. Except, of course, if,
after the war is over, no weapon of mass destruction is found and their
dishonesty/stupidity becomes clear. Which would be the man's last irony...


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