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Which is why I have problems with the oil motive. The vulnerability of oil infrstructure has been well known for a long, long time. Likewise the ease with which shipping can be attacked in the gulf.

If oil were the motive, I'd have expected to see a concerted effort to stabilize the country right after the troops reached Baghdad, and as I mention above, there was no plan to do so.

Which leaves me with the only other motive I can think of, which strikes me as so improbable I never mentioned it: Cheney & al just wanted to kick some Arab butt and show the world who is boss.

Adolescent. Criminally adolescent.

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by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Sun Apr 26th, 2009 at 12:19:45 PM EST
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