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Ten Years After

Why the war in Iraq was fought for Big Oil

Oh, please, do tell me……. That was pretty obvious ten years ago, at least to most people with an ounce of common sense who actually stopped to think about it.  I’ve tried to watch a couple of the Iraq War anniversary news specials, and can’t make it through more than the first 15 minutes or so.  You’d think after ten years there would be some new insights, some new revelations, but sadly no — everything that is now being documented was painfully clear ten years ago when it was unfolding in real time.  Bush/Cheney came in to office with invading Iraq as their number one priority.  All they needed was the flimsiest of excuses, and 9/11 gave them that.  From then on it was one lie after another, until they had their way.  And ten years later, absolutely nothing positive has come from that disastrous war.  Over 4,000 American soldiers are dead, another 32,000 wounded, to say nothing of 100,000+ Iraqi civilian deaths and 15 million of them driven from their homes.  All for nothing.

You would think at some point someone would be held accountable.  But again sadly no.  No one is doing life without parole for these heinous crimes.  But what’s even more mind boggling is how these same people that brought us the Iraq war and it’s $3 trillion price tag are the same ones who are now so concerned about the national debt.  Their little unpaid for war is the number one reason why the debt is as big as it is, and yet that fact isn’t even discussed.

Here’s an idea.  How about making those responsible for the Iraq War pay for it?  We take the list of donors to George Bush’s campaign in 2000 and assess them $3 trillion, due and payable immediately.  They can split it up however they like — maybe even get their good buddies in the executive suites of all the Big Oil companies to chip in.  If no one is going to prison for all the needless deaths, then let’s at least get some financial justice done here.