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I list of reasons - pushed by different lobbies - to go into Iraq

  • Implement mad PNAC plans to take over the world.
  • Money to be spent with the military crowd.
  • Regain US dignity after 9/11
  • Make some of the Israel lobby happy
  • Put in place a sympathetic government in control of the oil and strategic position
  • "He tried to kill my Daddy"
  • Put the frighteners on the rest of the world
  • Demonstrate the validity of the high-tech, small force theories of Rumsfeld and co
  • Gain the political advantages of being a War President for Bush and the Republicans

There are lots of reasons for attacking Iraq.

The problem is that the fools completely underestimated the difficulties because they create their own realities.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 03:49:21 PM EST
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* Get bases in Iraq so they could get out of Saudi Arabia.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 04:14:54 PM EST
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And don't forget Gog.

"If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles." Sun Tzu
by Turambar (sersguenda at hotmail com) on Fri Oct 26th, 2007 at 10:24:59 AM EST
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