Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Bum's Rush

In case you missed it, President Bush continues to come clean on exactly what our troops are dying for in Iraq. From his "interview" with Rush Limbaugh:
I am deeply concerned about a country, the United States, leaving the Middle East. I am worried that rival forms of extremists will battle for power, obviously creating incredible damage if they do so; that they will topple modern governments, that they will be in a position to use oil as a tool to blackmail the West. People say, "What do you mean by that?" I say, "If they control oil resources, then they pull oil off the market in order to run the price up, and they will do so unless we abandon Israel, for example, or unless we abandon allies.
Oil and Israel. That wouldn't have gone over too well in Colin Powell's pre-war presentation to the U.N., would it?

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

VOTE

11/02/2006 8:30 AM  
Anonymous semper fubar said...

Gee, that makes my "No Blood For Oil" button that I started wearing back in Jan 2003 seem not so stupid and naive, doesn't it?

11/02/2006 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they had to abandon Israel for the oil, they'd do it in a NY minute. So, SF, your "button" holds.
judyo

11/02/2006 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I had no idea that oil was such an important lever of power on the international stage....and I read the NY Times and I watch CNN!

11/02/2006 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least it's kind of honest. That's a bit of a shock coming from this administration.

11/02/2006 2:11 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Which modern governments are in danger? The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? The Wahhabi KoSA? Jordan?

He's so full of ----.

11/02/2006 3:34 PM  
Anonymous kilfarsnar said...

"If they control oil resources, then they pull oil off the market in order to run the price up"

Um, you mean like OPEC does now? Jeez, it always amuses me when these guys talk about the oil market as though it weren't controlled by a monopolistic cartel.

11/02/2006 5:27 PM  
Anonymous antonie said...

So, did the idea come from Cheney's secret energy meetings?

11/02/2006 9:09 PM  
Anonymous George said...

If it comes down to a choice between oil and Israel, get ready for gas lines. Just like the gas lines of 1973/4, a consequence of our aid to Israel in the Yom Kippur war.

11/02/2006 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1162378311136&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

11/03/2006 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its dicky's game...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12487-2005Feb9.html

11/03/2006 7:53 AM  
Blogger DED said...

I'll second what kilfarsnar wrote.

11/03/2006 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are dead wrong. The US and the Christians are trying to stir up total chaos in the middle east so, in their words, "The US will have no choice but to nuke the savages to save us" (or some stupid sloganism like that). They NUKE the populations, the US soldiers will secure the oil fields (and get irradiated and die many years later of some mysterious illness that can't be linked to radioactivity. and then the US controls the oil while the dead zones where the populations used to be are barren and dangerous.

Grand plan. Watch it happen.

11/04/2006 12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. and let me add...Bush got the idea while watching 'The Road Warrior'.

11/04/2006 12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give birth pangs a peace prize...

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aRH5Agk6x5Jw&refer=home

11/04/2006 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=KEE20061104&articleId=3700

11/07/2006 1:44 AM  
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9/11/2007 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9/12/2007 4:29 AM  

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