"The Bushies pretend that we don't want an all-access pass to Iraqi bases (we do); that we are not interested in influencing the disposition of Iraqi oil (we are); that we will stay out of Iraqi politics, even if they go fundamentalist (we won't); and that we will leave Iraq soon (we can't)."
The last point I don't see any evidence or reason for. We can leave Iraq and put UN peace-keeping forces and interim management in our place. Not perfect, but a far cry more impartial. If we had no designs on controlling Iraq for our own benefit this is what we would have already done.
:: posted by buermann @ 2003-04-23 14:00:54 CST |