Saturday, October 24
While You Slept: Power GOPhers Confirm Iraq War II All About Oil
Hi ho, Greg Palast documented this detail way back in 2006 in his London Guardian article appropriately titled "Bush Didn't Bungle Iraq, You Fools: The Mission Was Indeed Accomplished."
... Get off it. All the carping, belly-aching and complaining about George Bush's incompetence in Iraq, from both the Left and now the Right, is just dead wrong.In 2007, Sonoma State University's Project Censored, the Dept of Sociology's project to document underreported US media stories, enshrined Palast's effort at #17 on its annual Top 25 List of stories of public significance marginalized by the US media. In the telling at PC, US oil giants were complicit with Middle Eastern OPEC countries to avoid privatizing Iraqi oil and the ensuing competition that would have not have permitted artificially high oil prices for continued profits for the global oil cartel.
On the third anniversary of the tanks rolling over Iraq's border, most of the 59 million Homer Simpsons who voted for Bush are beginning to doubt if his mission was accomplished.
But don't kid yourself -- Bush and his co-conspirator, Dick Cheney, accomplished exactly what they set out to do. In case you've forgotten what their real mission was, let me remind you of White House spokesman Ari Fleisher's original announcement, three years ago, launching of what he called,
O.I.L. How droll of them, how cute. Then, Karl Rove made the giggling boys in the White House change it to "OIF" -- Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the 101st Airborne wasn't sent to Basra to get its hands on Iraq's OIF...(Read full article here.)
Two to three years after Palast's Pulitizer-denied story, the blumbling journalists over at MSNBC acted surprised when Senator John McCain, on his 2008 campaign trail told a little---GOSH!--truth about US motives in Iraq.
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddnow's 5-minute primetime shellacking of McCain's "moment of truth" campaign is worth a look-see:
Chris Mathews completes MSNBC's cub reporter coup by including a passage of former Federal Reserve guru Allan Greenspan's recently published memoirs that corroborates McCain's very public revelation.
Where's a Democrat-controlled Congress when you really need corrective political leadership with subpoena power? The overweening arrogance and total lack of unconcern for congressional oversight are sure clues there's no "democracy" left and we're at the mercy of America's Approaching Winter of the Greedy Wolves.
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