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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-05 10:11 AM
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Iraq, Inc: A Profitable Occupation
by Pratap Chatterjee

The recent 'war' in Iraq is a textbook example of corrupt government.

An administration front-loaded with many oil industry executives sent American soldiers to invade a sovereign country using fabricated evidence. The only freedom we were interested in was attempting to ensure that America would have a free oil supply.

Even after UN data revealed there were no WMD's, we quickly transformed a disarmament mandate into a regime change. Many of the same people who would be howling with anger if America's self-determination rights were similarly breached became oddly silent when we decided for ourselves that Iraq needed new (and more pro-American) leadership.

We have now reluctantly learned that the Iraqi's themselves were not happy to live under an American colonial government (regardless of what we were calling it). While we were talking about 'democracy' and 'freedom', we were preventing the Iraqi people from deciding if they actually wanted us in their own country.

Not doubting that Saddam was a brutal dictator, I question whether the Iraq policies of the Bush regime were any more humane.
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