Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Some Links & A Screed

Lukery at wotisitgood4 has been digging into all things Sibel Edmonds the last few months. The FBI whistleblower recently caught up with Lukery's work, spoke to him on the phone, and informed him that he is one of the few that are on "the right track."

Zen Comix picks on Pat Robertson.

Jay Rosen continues to examine the "back story" to why so many media organizations screwed up the West Virginia miners' story.

Fat Old Jewish Guy Who Lives In The Projects is the coolest name for a blog, ever (and I'm not saying that just cause I want him to buy some ad space).

Hepkitty's Litter Box takes us through the year that just passed us by.


From this Associated Press article, Bush to Democrats: Don't Slam Iraq Policy, by Jennifer Loven:

But he termed irresponsible the "partisan critics who claim that we acted in Iraq because of oil or because of Israel or because we misled the American people," as well as "defeatists who refuse to see that anything is right." With that description, Bush lumped the many Democrats who have accused him of twisting prewar intelligence with the few people, mostly outside the mainstream, who have raised the issues of oil and Israel.

It's fucking ridiculous but Loven is right.

Only those "outside the mainstream" have raised the issue of oil in regards to the invasion of Iraq.

But just because it hasn't been raised...doesn't mean that it's an "outside the mainstream" idea.

Even if things got quiet in Iraq, somehow, because of our nation's dependence on oil, there is no way that American troops will be exiting from the region anytime soon.

We are there for the oil. Iraq's oil. Saudi Arabia's oil. The rest of the oil.

Not neccessarily to steal it (though that's certainly arguable) but to defend it.

Everybody fucking knows this. Too bad only those "outside the mainstream" ever say it aloud.


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