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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-03 10:42 AM
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Stan Goff in Counterpunch article: It Was the Oil and It Is Like Vietnam
Apologists for Bush's little war in Iraq, whose numbers are diminishing in the face of relentless reality, have invested a mighty labor in dismissing two claims; that the war in Iraq is about oil, and that there is a comparison to be made between the Iraq War and the Vietnam War.

The war was never intended as a liberation, the bullshit story that went center stage when the weapons lies fell apart . It was always a re-colonization, now euphemized even by many Democrats as "re-construction."

Nonetheless, the Bush administration believed they would be welcomed as liberators, because Bush has surrounded himself with people whose principle skill is self-delusion, and whose principle aversion is hearing anything that doesn't conform to their preconceptions. If Daddy supervised the tragedy, Junior is supervising the deadly farce

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....The only mushroom cloud was the smoke blown straight up America's ass by these shameless thugs. It was oil. It still is oil. They are waging economic war on Europe and Asia, and oil is the lever. And so they repeat the word "liberation, liberation, liberation" like a mantra.


www.counterpunch.org/goff09152003.html
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-03 10:48 AM
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1. oh yeah... we're liberating them all right...
Liberating them from their oil...
:eyes:
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-03 11:28 AM
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4. Don't forget how we've disarmed them, too.
By blowing their arms off. Ask that little boy, Ali.
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-03 10:49 AM
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2. Stan Goff is incredible....
I spoke to him recently. Amazing man....
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-03 11:14 AM
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3. Only the clinically deluded now deny it
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