American petrocracy

The American Conservative
by Kevin Phillips

Few lies have wound up injuring Americans more -- in everything from automobile gas tanks and winter heating bills to diminished U.S. global standing -- than a rarely revisited three-year-old fib-fest involving George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and Tony Blair. Since World War I, history is clear: the British and Americans have been pre-occupied with only one thing in Iraq -- oil. Yet in 2003, as their troops again disembarked, the pretense was all about good and evil, democracy and freedom. The disastrous outcome of the unacknowledged Middle Eastern mission, the struggle for petroleum, has rarely been discussed. In part, that’s because a credulous press has swallowed an extraordinary fraud... (for publication 07/17/06)

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