Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Mask Drops, It Was About Oil!

American troops will be staying in Iraq indefinitely and American companies are going to get a leg up on the country's vast wealth, er oil. Hold on, this'll get your head spinning so fast it might just explode.

From The New York Times:

General Lute predicted that the agreement to negotiate formal bilateral relations would contribute to regional stability by proving America’s long-term commitment not just to Iraq, but also to the broader Persian Gulf area. A recurring message of senior Bush administration officials, intended in large part to deter what they see as Iranian mischief in the region, is to reassure Persian Gulf allies of a continued American presence there.

The United States also pledged to support Iraq’s economic development and to provide financial and technical assistance. Significantly, the document committed the United States to support Iraq in receiving “preferential trading conditions,” including joining the World Trade Organization and receiving most-favored-nation trading status with Washington.

Stripped of the Bushit, it means that upwards of 50,000 American troops will be permanently based in Iraq, a respectable Legion even by Caesar's standards. Better yet, American companies will get first dibs on Iraq's oil wealth - all in the name of supporting Iraqi's economic development, of course.

What remains to be seen is whether Maliki can sell this scam to his legislators and the Iraqi people and whether Bush's successor will be able to keep the American people onside for another adventure in imperialism.


The Mound of Sound said...

Sorry, Fred Bracken. As Red Tory put it - piss off. Sure the US was invited to stay. Remember how the Soviets were "invited" to stay in Hungary in 56 and Czechoslovakia in 63? They "love the USA". Come up with something to support that claim - and be sure to wipe yourself carefully rght after.

Johnathon said...
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The Mound of Sound said...

Sorry Freddy boy but I'm not interested in your sophistry and certainly not willing to indulge your vitriol. I assume you only came here because Red Tory gave you the boot. I'm doing the same. You're binned. Expunged, deleted, permanently. Crawl back under your rock.

The Mound of Sound said...

Look Freddy, when you come to post a comment here, I expect you to act as I would if you were in my own home. The way you carry on, I'd sling you straight out the front door. You're binned, now go away and play in traffic.