Sunday, September 09, 2007
Why we're in Iraq, and why Bush and Cheney want to make sure we stay there
As the sun sets on the fossil fuel era, U.S. foreign policy is still all about oil. It seems to go something like this: Alternative fuels? Screw 'em! We're all about oil, all the time -- 100%. Global warming? Sure it's happening, but it's gonna be someone else's problem, so why worry about it -- we'll be long gone. Until then, we'll do everything we can to try to control the supply and the price of of this black gold, even if none of it works. That's not the point. We'll still make our record profits. And if thousands of Americans and countless Iraqis die in the process, well, that's their problem, isn't it? If they were smart they would have become politicians.