At that time in opposition to the invasion, many of us wore buttons that said: "No more blood for oil." The corporate media flying on the wings of the neo-con fantasies about the Middle East, poo-pooed the idea that the invasion was to return the big four oil companies to Iraq. So we heard lots about "weapons of mass destruction" and "the export of democracy." But as Bill Moyers and Michael Winship say:
... one by one, these concocted rationales went up in smoke, fire and ashes. And now the bottom line turns out to be....the bottom line. It is about oil.Although it won't be the all-encompassing "oil law" that Bush & Co. envisioned and has been fighting for the New York Times reports that: "Deals With Iraq Are Set to Bring Oil Giants Back."
I'm not sure if John McSame has been let in on the secret. It seems he is still stuck on the neo-con excuses for the invasion. When he talks about how we will never "be defeated in Iraq," one wonders what we could possibly win or lose in Iraq. The Iraqi people, after all, are the only winners or losers. The tragedy is that Bush and McSame seem determined to send more young American women and men (and hundreds of Iraqis) to their deaths to fulfill their fantasies.