What's That About War For Oil??

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    They say a gaffe in politics is when someone accidentally tells the truth:

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/05/02/974014.aspx
     
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    Its not a gaffe, moron....its reality.....

    Are you naive enough to think that if our enemies cut our oil supply it wouldn't cause a MAJOR conflict.... its akin to cutting off food imports if we absolutly required 50% food imports to survive...
    Its one of the reasons the Japs attacked us in '44.....
    they have NO OIL of their own and we threatened what imports they were getting....
    To the US...OIL is our blood....without it we will cease to exist as we know it...
    to us...the oil is about as important as food.....
    thats why we have have our own supply
    not rely of other counties....we must us our own resources....and screw the Dims and their eco-wackos...
     
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    What a festering sore on the butt of humanity you are.
     
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    So I guess when all the bush apologists and neo-cons said it WASN'T about oil, they were lying?

    Oh wait... we knew that... but the apologists would have called this "lefty"...

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/jul/28/iraq.usa
     
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    ooh... lookie... lookie...

    if it wasn't a gaffe, then why is mccain backtracking?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080502/ap_on_el_pr/mccain_iraq_5

    Answer: Because it was a gaffe and he accidentally told the truth. Funny how he needs to "backtrack" from the truth.
     
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    The police have a saying, totality of the circumstances. There is no ONE reason for the war in Iraq, but a totality of circumstances that made it reasonable and prudent to go.
     
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    Because he's a politician in an election year. This time of year, all of the politicians are doing the "DC Two Step."
     
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    MY opinion....

    I'm not talking about McCain...I'm talking about reality....not lying to yourself, etc....all politicans talk crap....liberal, conservative, Dems and Repubs...

    Many important political decisions in the past 60 years were made with oil and energy policy as the keystones of those decisions.....whether its publicly expressed or not....thats reality.....

    Every developed country in the world recognizes that oil is THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT in their existence....without it ...they cease to develop.....a threat or even a perceived threat to a country's oil supply will cause conflict....that is a 100% accurate fact of life....

    We both know that we are in the Middle East because of oil as sure as we know Clinton committed perjury.....to deny either is lying to yourself...
    That doesn't mean our governments will shout it from the rooftops....but those of us that think.....know....
     
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    did anyone really think that iraq was NOT about oil at least on one level??

    the only reason we've been meddling in the middle east for the past 6 decades IS oil. our policies in the middle east such and the disasters of the shah then Hussein are testimony to our diplomatic failings in the middle east.

    I've said it before but I'll say it again, every attempt at diplomacy on the middle east that we are involved in will fail or at least be considered suspect because they know that we don't care about the region except to keep out oil interests in tact seriously democracy in the middle east is the least of our goals and we all know this but more importantly so do they
     
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    It's about oil. All those lives were sacrificed for the oil companies. Does that make you feel good?

    Jeez it took you lot long enough to work it out.
     

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