The Bush dynasty put the oil tycoons first even during the First Gulf War. That was the war that George H.W. Bush justified with a single word: "Hydrocarbons."
It should be pointed out that when the purpose of a war is to get "access" to oil, the motive is not to make this resource cheaper for consumers. No, the motive is to make sure that the right corporations own it, namely, those that are managed by cronies of the Bush family. This is why there was no competitive bidding before the contracts were granted: to enable the contract holders to squeeze money out of us as only true oligarchs can.
When we understand that the invasion and occupation of Iraq was fought not for us but for them, then we can understand why Bush and his inner circle can continue to call this bloody debacle a success. Surely it is a success, but only for them, not for us.
Eric Paul Jacobsen
West Saint Paul, MN
Jul 12 2008 - 8:31am