Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I agree. Bush and the republicans lite who will follow have no intention of leaving Iraq until that oil is mostly out of the ground. Leaving after an oil law is put in place would allow iraqis to ditch it as soon as we are gone. But having a boogeyman next door in Iran, that is said to be meddling in Iraq, is the best cover to attempt selling the idea of a permanent military presence in Iraq to the american public. This is IMO the simplest explanation for their apparent ignoring of the latest alliance of countries around the caspian sea (including Russia), as well as the outrageous consequences that a conflict with Iran would entail. Remember, they are desperate to justify continued military occupation with ~70% of americans against it.
by Fete des fous on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 03:54:40 PM EST
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