posted on May, 16 2005 @ 05:20 AM
how can u say that the iraq war wasn't about oil? granted its not reason enough for an invasion, but it most definately reason number one, and an
overriding one at that.
As an example, Australia (were im from) not too long ago 'liberated' east timor from those evil indonesians. Granted, they really did need
liberation. And so was our reason for invasion. And so we did, invade, and liberate them. It took as long as we thought it would, being such a
kindhearted people as we are we kept civilian casualties to an absolute minimum. Now a few years afterwards we hear all this stuff about east timors
oil fields. Now their government (east timors) get something like 17 % of profits generated from them, Australia, gets pretty much the rest. Granted,
we fought a war, liberated them, built up their industries, their oil capacities etc etc. And now we get something like 80 % of oil productions, now
it makes me think about our orginal intentions about liberation. Now this is Australia, we are the lucky country, we have respect for most peoples and
nations, considerably a lot more than America and americans, considering our close proximity to much of the world.
Now if thats what we're doing, i hate to think how the bush admin's screwing over iraq and its peoples. Considering the amount spent blowing it
apart, how much is the world spending reconstructing? and who gets to reconstruct?