Talking surge

CounterPunch
by James Brooks

12/18/06

'Everyone in town is talking 'surge' now', a Pentagon adviser explained to NPR listeners the other day, and you could almost feel the country buckle up its mind for another bloody disaster ahead. One big 'final' push to defeat the popular resistance of the Iraqi people. Just to see if we can do it, before we leave. 'It probably won't work, but it's worth a try.' For an alternative to this patent nonsense, we are told to look to the deliberations of the Iraq Study Group, which only offer proof that the US has no intention of either leaving Iraq or letting Iraqi oil slip out of its grasp. In addition to an indefinite military presence, the ISG recommends a number of specific steps to tighten controls over Iraqi petroleum and economic policy in favor of corporate oil. It's simply an elite debate about how best to achieve the common objective, which has nothing to do with the expressed goal of the American people, i.e. to get the h... out of there...

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