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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:34 AM
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Iraq... no, it wasn't Bush or Clinton's fault... it was ..Jimmy Carter's!
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How to win the war on terrorism non-militarily


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Jimmy Carter's Lost Vision: The Solution to War on Terrorism
by Descrates
Thu Jan 27th, 2005 at 21:29:53 PST

Bacevich believes that The War on Terror is actually simply the newest escalation in a World War that was declared 25 years ago by Jimmy Carter.

In his 1980 State of the Union Address, Jimmy Carter declared the Fourth World War. In what would become known as the Carter Doctrine, Carter declared that Persian Gulf was vital to American's national interests and that America would do whatever was necessary to maintain the stability of that region including military force if necessary. From that point forward, the protection of the flow of oil from the Middle East became a sacrosanct principle of American foreign policy, adhered to by the presidents of both parties.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/28/02953/7377


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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:01 AM
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1. Check out the December issue of The Progressive
The Carter Doctrine Goes Global by Michael T Klare


....The 2003 invasion of Iraq should be viewed as not the first--and certainly not the last--of a long series of wars over the control of foreign oil. These wars are certain to claim an increasing toll in human life and will impose a severe and growing strain on the federal treasury. Members of the Armed Forces face years of dangerous and ignoble work as protectors of pipelines and refineries.

No amount of cheap oil can justify a sacrifice this great. It is time to repudiate the Carter Doctrine and the Bush-Cheney energy plan and begin the necessary--and inevitable--transition to a post-petroleum economy.


http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1295/is_12_6...
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:11 PM
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Truth__Seeker Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
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3. For that matter, you can look back to FDR.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:09 PM
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5. Hi Truth__Seeker!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:03 PM
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4. wasn't it Eisenhower who okayed messing around in Iran, in the 1950s?
And then there was a backlash against the US, contributing to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism.
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