Hello,The problem I have with the focus of the media, and maybe I have missed or forgotten The Nation's past coverage, has to do with the apparent media unwillingness or inability to raise the question re whether the proposed Iraqi Oil Distribution Law is adequately just toward the interests of the Iraqi people. If my perception to the effect that the proposed law directs 75 percent of the anticipated oil revenues toward the corporations, away from the non corporate sectors of the Iraqi people, then we, the US are fighting this war, not so much for democracy or peace or justice, but rather for the corporations' right to control substantive Iraqi vast oil reserve weatlth. This struggle, incorrectly labeled the war on terror, is also being used to justify the apparently indefinite suspension of habeas corpus, the right to have charges against oneself, if imprisoned, known to self and the public. Habeas corpus was also suspended during the Civil War, but it is not clear that the war itself is being continued in order to justify the continued suspension of habeas corpus.
David D. Schwartz
Jun 18 2007 - 12:55pm