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Thursday, July 13, 2006

awol on Iraq

awol, sometime guest poster here, has an interesting piece up on Iraq.

Upon reading the piece it occured to me that we are very nearly arriving at a time when the "justifications" for invading and occupying Iraq...in advance of the invasion, on the fly over these last years and now, retroactively...are all coming together towards the narrative that was inevitable from the very begining.

Watch for the Bush Administration and "stay the course" advocates to start talking about the U.S. geostrategic need to occupy Iraq for its oil and the oil in the region. They won't do this explicitly, but we've already begun to hear it in the rhetoric, as an aside. There is talk about how our "allies" rely on the region's energy reserves. There are references to our "geostrategic" interest in Iraq.

Blood for oil.

It's the only card they have left.

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