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  •  I don't think it's about oil as such (9+ / 0-)

    I think it's about profit for Bush, his friends, and associates, gotten through kickbacks from the corporations that have made the most money off Bush foriegn and domestic policies and paid into offshore bank accounts as untraceably as possible.

    Oil is simply a subset of this. If it were about oil as such, taking the Iraqi oil infrastructure and the Oil Ministry would have been the very first priority (which is not what happened), and there wouldn't be any unmonitored oil exports from Iraq at this point.

    There are probably Bush appointees and supporters who think it's about oil, just as there are neocons who "advise" Bush on policy who think that it's about a "New World Order" American Empire. They're the people who'll be holding the bag when Bush bails for Paraguay and Cheney for Dubai.

    Don't confuse the "fan priorities" with that of the stars of the show.

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    by alizard on Fri Sep 14, 2007 at 02:54:02 PM PDT

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    •  Yep, it's one big party for Bush and his buddies (1+ / 0-)
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      They certainly meet my definition of "corrupt".  This ought to be enough for everyone in Congress to vote for impeachment.  If only there weren't so many other serious problems screaming for immediate attention....  Everywhere you look, there's a horrible, horrible mess.

      "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, volume three, issue 18 (-8.50, -7.23)

      by Noor B on Fri Sep 14, 2007 at 06:59:40 PM PDT

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    •  so what is the source of money in iraq? (0+ / 0-)

      why not invade darfur? no oil. all cost.

      you think oil companies are not corrupt? the sf bay is awash in iraq blood money. with bechtel and chevron sucking it out.

      Chevron, the second-largest American oil company, is preparing to acknowledge that it should have known kickbacks were being paid to Saddam Hussein on oil it bought from Iraq as part of a defunct United Nations program, according to investigators.

      The admission is part of a settlement being negotiated with United States prosecutors and includes fines totaling $25 million to $30 million, according to the investigators, who declined to be identified because the settlement was not yet public.

      It's an oil war, stupid car driver.

      by carlos oaxaca on Sat Sep 15, 2007 at 12:25:42 AM PDT

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      •  you think Darfur is not about oil? (0+ / 0-)

        Click here and find out differently.

        You misunderstood my post. I'm not saying Big Oil are good guys, just that Iraqi oil money is just something else for Bushco to run a scam with.

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        by alizard on Sat Sep 15, 2007 at 03:51:17 AM PDT

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        •  darfur has much much less oil than iraq (1+ / 0-)
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          money usually has a source

          of course nowadays bush prints it like a 3rd world dictator

          the next administration will be in a VEry Deep Hole

          It's an oil war, stupid car driver.

          by carlos oaxaca on Sat Sep 15, 2007 at 01:02:16 PM PDT

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