Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I really don't buy Bush as a messianic madman any more than I buy Ahmadinejad as one.

For Cheney Inc and the Bush subsidiary it's never been anything more than rolling the dice in the oil crap game. For President A, standing up to the Great Satan is his chance of staying in power, because his economic competence isn't going to keep him there.

Cheney and Bush were given the green light for Big Oil to take over Iraq, followed smoothly by Iran. It would have been a goldmine for the people who really run the US aka Big Money.

But it didn't happen, of course.

What we are seeing here is the last roll of the dice IMHO. Big Oil wants to come out of the Presidency with the Iraqi Oil law in place, at least, and its just possible, they think, that Iran might be able to help them swing it.

I reckon all this current ballyhoo is just more noise: I don't believe that Big Money would let Bush pull the trigger because of the market consequences.

Despite all the pessimism and paranoia "They", whether Bush, Cheney or whoever comes after just do not have what it takes to lock down a US in financial/social meltdown, never mind anywhere else.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 01:14:12 PM EST

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