Monday, November 06, 2006

The Truth Outs



OK, it's not the WMD,

because there weren't any.

And it's not Saddam's connection to the terrorists,

because he didn't trust them either.

And, it's not that we want to spread Freedom and Democracy,

because there isn't any, not really.

And, if you think this war is making us safer,

Then you probably think that poking a stick in a bee hive

is a good plan for keeping them away from your house.

No, the truth is

the truth outs.

Here's the story in the Post.

Bush Says U.S. Pullout
Would Let Iraq Radicals Use Oil as a Weapon
By Peter Baker
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 5, 2006

GREELEY, Colo., Nov. 4 -- During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, President Bush and his aides sternly dismissed suggestions that the war was all about oil. "Nonsense," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld declared. "This is not about that," said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.

Now, more than 3 1/2 years later, someone else is asserting that the war is about oil -- President Bush.

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"You can imagine a world in which these extremists and radicals got control of energy resources," he said at a rally here Saturday for Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.).

"And then you can imagine them saying, 'We're going to pull a bunch of oil off the market to run your price of oil up unless you do the following. And the following would be along the lines of, well, 'Retreat and let us continue to expand our dark vision.' "

Bush said extremists controlling Iraq "would use energy as economic blackmail" and try to pressure the United States to abandon its alliance with Israel. At a stop in Missouri on Friday, he suggested that such radicals would be "able to pull millions of barrels of oil off the market, driving the price up to $300 or $400 a barrel."

Oil is not the only reason Bush offers for staying in Iraq, but his comments on the stump represent another striking evolution of his argument on behalf of the war.

The slogan of "no blood for oil" became a rallying cry for antiwar activists prior to the March 2003 invasion and angered administration officials.

"There are certain things like that, myths, that are floating around," Rumsfeld told Steve Kroft of CBS Radio in November 2002. "It has nothing to do with oil, literally nothing to do with oil."

White House spokesman Tony Fratto said Saturday that Bush's latest argument does not reflect a real shift.

"We're still not saying we went into Iraq for oil. That's not true," he said. "But there is the realistic strategic concern that if a country with such enormous oil reserves and the corresponding revenues you can derive from that is controlled by essentially a terrorist organization, it could be destabilizing for the region." more

Its kind of hard to admit that you invaded a country for their resources.

First of all, if I remember my international law,

It is a crime. The worst.

Second of all, you then have to admit that you have caused more deaths,

of more innocent people for the same lizard brain reasons as the guy

you just trotted out to hang,

just two days before your party's congressional elections.

But mostly, you pretty much put yourself in the

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire category for all to see.

And let us hope that "all can see"

The lies, the corruption, the greed, the cavaliar disregard

for almost every noble cause that these oil minions purport to defend.

Tomorrow may indeed never come.

But the day to redirect our future surely has,

For the Truth to Out.

For the earthfamily.




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4 Comments:

Anonymous Richard said...

I just want you folks to know I love reading your blog. Thank you for the sanity.

12:28 PM  
Blogger austinmuse said...

Ditto Richard's comment.

I sent a letter to the Austin American-Statesman at 5:00 A.M. this morning. It said, "Saddam is to hang for the deaths of 150 Shiite villagers in 1982. Who will be held responsible for the deaths of 100,000+ Iraqi civilians since 2003? This is a legal, not a political, question." I then forwarded it to my kids so they'd know what probably happened if I disappeared.

8:51 PM  
Blogger OZ said...

Thanks Richard and Muse. SB and I appreciate your encouragment. And your letter.

I'll watch for it.

5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why isn't BUSH being tried?

6:47 AM  

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