Weapons of mass destruction. UN violations. Connection to 9/11. Saddam Hussein gassed his own people. These and many other reasons--a stew of truth, half-truth, and outright lies--were given as reasons for the US invasion of Iraq. If a reason was shot down, another would pop up in its place. Or sometimes, old reasons were reasserted, even if they had been thoroughly debunked. One thing it wasn't--we were told again and again--was a war for oil.
But that's what it seems to have come down to. Don't believe me? Read on. . .
Iraq, and Big Oil, and no-bid contracts … oh my
Dear Iraq, sorry the war hasn’t gone well. But now that the surge is wrapping up, we hope you won’t mind that we need several dozen permanent bases in your country. Oh, and did we mention that we’ll need you to approve some no-bid contracts for our oil companies, too? After all, what’s a few bases and oilfields among friends? . . .
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