Published on Countercurrents.org, by Timothy V. Gatto, 21 March, 2008.
It just goes to show that some people will never get it. The Progressive Press has whipped up a cauldron of molten ire against George W. Bush’s statement that the war in Iraq was worth it. My God, how could he say such a thing? The Progressive Press remarks; Doesn’t he know that almost 4,000 Americans and untold Iraqi’s have died in a quagmire? Doesn’t he realize that the cost of this war is in the trillions? Doesn’t he realize that we are no closer to victory than we were five long years ago?
Sure he does. He just doesn’t really care. He feels that as long as the defense contractors are making windfall profits along with Halliburton and their subsidiary KBR, and are getting gigantic no-bid contracts, and the Federal Reserve pours trillions of dollars at interest into the economy, making the bankers rich, and as long as the oil companies can get their hands on that Iraqi oil, the world is a great place. If you believe that he sees anything as wrong or right, you have a problem with your perception.
The Neo-Con’s in Washington don’t give a flying Goddamn about who says what about anything. They feel that as long as they are in control and can prosecute this war, they are doing what is in the best interests of the Military Industrial Corporate Complex. That’s the long and short of it, the alpha and the omega. If you think you can shame them into ending this war you don’t know what you are up against. The corporations, the bankers, the Federal Reserve, the defense contractors and the oil companies want this thing to go on forever.
The only way that we are going to stop it, is to make them stop it … (full text).
The Ruthless American Empire, March 14, 2008;
Interview with Hannes Artens, Dec. 10, 2007.