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Why are we [still] in Iraq?

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posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 08:23 PM
Here is the clean clear answer.
It's a bit counter-intuitive so you need to concentrate.

We are still in Iraq to keep the Iraqis from selling their own oil.
We are still in Iraq because if the oil companies let Iraqi oil flow
then the price of oil will drop significantly.
The oil companies had Bush invade Iraq in the first place because
Saddam Hussein threatened to FLOOD the world with Iraqi oil which
would have brought the price down to $30 a barrel.
Iraq has so much oil that it has a huge impact on the price of a barrel.
By having the US occupy Iraq and keep the country in chaos, and unable
to be a player in the oil market -as long as this continues the oil companies continue to make record profits.
Plus the oil companies are being deluded into thinking that they will someday be able to sell Iraqi oil themselves when the price is even higher.

Europeans know it but US media is a prostitute to big oil.

posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 09:43 PM
"A standing army we shall have, also, to execute the execrable commands of tyranny; and how are you to punish them? Will you order them to be punished? Who shall obey these orders? Will your mace-bearer be a match for a disciplined regiment?"
-Patrick Henry

"Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."
- Albert Einstein

"It is the first responsiblity of every citizen to question authority."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
- Thomas Jefferson

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"
- Thomas Jefferson

"The citizen who sees his society’s democratic clothes being worn out and does not cry it out, is not a patriot, but a traitor.”
- Mark Twain

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country."
– Teddy Roosevelt

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from the government."
-Thomas Paine

"No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
-James Madison

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive."
-Thomas Jefferson

"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men."
- Abraham Lincoln

"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

"War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder."
- Alexander Berkman

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
~Edward Abbey


I fear the only way to stop this war is for the American people (including soliders) to stand up and end it ourselves. The only way to secure our Republic is to overthrow our government and try to put the pieces back together.

posted on Jul, 27 2008 @ 12:12 AM
I love Jefferson!

If we are to get anything worked out in Iraq we need to make a few decisions here at home. The only way to get the ball rolling on leaving there is going to be this administrations concession that they want us to leave. We need to sit down and figure this one out, or as we all squabble this is going to continue to go on...

...with no consensus to stop it.

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