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Bush Didn't Bungle Iraq, You Fools
THE MISSION WAS INDEED ACCCOMPLISHED
The Guardian
Monday, March 20, 2006

by Greg Palast

Get off it. All the carping, belly-aching and complaining about George Bush's incompetence in Iraq, from both the Left and now the Right, is just dead wrong.

On the third anniversary of the tanks rolling over Iraq's border, most of the 59 million Homer Simpsons who voted for Bush are beginning to doubt if his mission was accomplished.

But don't kid yourself -- Bush and his co-conspirator, Dick Cheney, accomplished exactly what they set out to do. In case you've forgotten what their real mission was, let me remind you of White House spokesman Ari Fleisher's original announcement, three years ago, launching of what he called,

"Operation

Iraqi

Liberation."

O.I.L. How droll of them, how cute. Then, Karl Rove made the giggling boys in the White House change it to "OIF" -- Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the 101st Airborne wasn't sent to Basra to get its hands on Iraq's OIF.

"It's about oil," Robert Ebel told me. Who is Ebel? Formerly the CIA's top oil analyst, he was sent by the Pentagon, about a month before the invasion, to a secret confab in London with Saddam's former oil minister to finalize the plans for "liberating" Iraq's oil industry. In London, Bush's emissary Ebel also instructed Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, the man the Pentagon would choose as post-OIF oil minister for Iraq, on the correct method of disposing Iraq's crude.

And what did the USA want Iraq to do with Iraq's oil? The answer will surprise many of you: and it is uglier, more twisted, devilish and devious than anything imagined by the most conspiracy-addicted blogger. The answer can be found in a 323-page plan for Iraq's oil secretly drafted by the State Department. Our team got a hold of a copy; how, doesn't matter. The key thing is what's inside this thick Bush diktat: a directive to Iraqis to maintain a state oil company that will "enhance its relationship with OPEC."

Enhance its relationship with OPEC??? How strange: the government of the United States ordering Iraq to support the very OPEC oil cartel which is strangling our nation with outrageously high prices for crude.

Specifically, the system ordered up by the Bush cabal would keep a lid on Iraq's oil production -- limiting Iraq's oil pumping to the tight quota set by Saudi Arabia and the OPEC cartel.

There you have it. Yes, Bush went in for the oil -- not to get more of Iraq's oil, but to prevent Iraq producing too much of it.

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so it looks like attacking & taking over Iraq was about oil after all as dick cheney would say, all you doubters can go f*** yourselves. :rofl:

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I would be great to see a copy of those documents :tongue2:

Astronuc
Staff Emeritus
I will certainly be very interested to see if Bush and Cheney become directors of an oil services or an export/import company which has lucrative contracts in Iraq. :yuck: But I will not be surprised. :grumpy:

Astronuc said:
I will certainly be very interested to see if Bush and Cheney become directors of an oil services or an export/import company which has lucrative contracts in Iraq. :yuck: But I will not be surprised. :grumpy:

That is not nesesary, they can place a friend or a relative. It's a common practice found in corrupt politicians.

russ_watters
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fourier jr said:
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so it looks like attacking & taking over Iraq waBut don't kid yourself -- Bush and his co-conspirator, Dick Cheney, accomplished exactly what they set out to do. In case you've forgotten what their real mission was, let me remind you of White House spokesman Ari Fleisher's original announcement, three years ago, launching of what he called,

"Operation

Iraqi

Liberation."

O.I.L. How droll of them, how cute.
s about oil after all as dick cheney would say, all you doubters can go f*** yourselves. :rofl:
Cute, indeed. Could someone remind me why Palast can't get a job even for a liberal media outlet in the US? I seem to have forgotten...

edit: Oh wait, I remember now: Greg Palast was driven out of American media because he is a liar. A fraud. A traitor. That "quote" - "Operation Iraqi Liberation" - where exactly did that come from....? I'd like to see a government source that uses that phrase. Oh, right - it was actually called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" - but frauds like Palast changed it for their own fraudulent purposes.

I'll never understand why Palast isn't sharing a jail cell with Jane Fonda. Both are guilty of treason.

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loseyourname
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Gold Member
Hey, at least he's making a falsifiable claim. If Iraq's oil industry is not nationalized and does not produce at or under the OPEC cap, then he either lied or had false information.

Burnsys said:
That is not nesesary, they can place a friend or a relative. It's a common practice found in corrupt politicians.

and here it is!

SOS2008 said:
Bush's Uncle Earned Millions in War Firm Sale
An SEC filing shows William H.T. Bush collected about $1.9 million in cash, plus stock valued at$800,000, from the deal.
By Walter F. Roche Jr., Times Staff Writer
March 23, 2006

WASHINGTON — As President Bush embarks on a new effort to shore up public support for the war in Iraq, an uncle of the commander in chief is collecting \$2.7 million in cash and stock from the recent sale of a company that profited from the war.

russ_watters said:
Cute, indeed. Could someone remind me why Palast can't get a job even for a liberal media outlet in the US? I seem to have forgotten...
i'm not sure; you'd have to ask him. i suspect that none of the "liberal" media outlets in the US would touch this story. i think palast wrote that in his book "the best democracy money can buy". careerism & obedience to the govt is what the media in the US is all about.

edit: Oh wait, I remember now: Greg Palast was driven out of American media because he is a liar. A fraud. A traitor. That "quote" - "Operation Iraqi Liberation" - where exactly did that come from....? I'd like to see a government source that uses that phrase. Oh, right - it was actually called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" - but frauds like Palast changed it for their own fraudulent purposes.
again, you can email him & ask him where he found that out. i don't know how he's a liar/fraud since he can back up everything he says. example: that station dan rather worked for (cbs?)

I'll never understand why Palast isn't sharing a jail cell with Jane Fonda. Both are guilty of treason.
:rofl: is it treason to speak the truth & to expose lies?

russ_watters said:
I'll never understand why Palast isn't sharing a jail cell with Jane Fonda. Both are guilty of treason.

Russ you look obsesed with all this liars! like Greg palast or Black Box voting and edward , (you have yet not proven any of those lies) but you keep systematicaly defending the bush administration who has ben caugth lying over and over again.

Bush NOT Honest & Trustworthy/Republican Lies