Sunday, November 05, 2006

Bush Says U.S. Pullout Would Let Iraq Radicals Use Oil as a Weapon

This is just despicable. Rather than challenging our scientists and inventors to create alternatives, rather than asking American's to sacrifice an SUV or an automobile, rather than seeking to inspire us as a nation - this waste of DNA wants your sons, daughters, husbands, brothers and uncles giving up their blood and their lives for oil reserves. We don't have the right to another countries resources.

During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, President Bush and his aides sternly dismissed suggestions that the war was all about oil. "Nonsense," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld declared. "This is not about that," said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.

Now, more than 3 1/2 years later, someone else is asserting that the war is about oil -- President Bush.

As he barnstorms across the country campaigning for Republican candidates in Tuesday's elections, Bush has been citing oil as a reason to stay in Iraq. If the United States pulled its troops out prematurely and surrendered the country to insurgents, he warns audiences, it would effectively hand over Iraq's considerable petroleum reserves to terrorists who would use it as a weapon against other countries. (Translation: American's might have to drastically change their view of the world and their cushy lifestyle.)

"You can imagine a world in which these extremists and radicals got control of energy resources," he said at a rally here Saturday for Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.). "And then you can imagine them saying, 'We're going to pull a bunch of oil off the market to run your price of oil up unless you do the following. And the following would be along the lines of, well, 'Retreat and let us continue to expand our dark vision.' "

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