Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Religious fundamentalists are motivated by the sneaking suspicion that someone, somewhere, is having fun -- and that this must be stopped.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

It's official: It's the oil, stoopid!

I've mentioned many times that the U.S. Army would not be in Iraq if Iraq's biggest export were turnips rather than oil. Turns out that the Preznit agrees. Says Dear Leader: It's about the oil, stupid!

Man, this is a relief. I was being driven almost nuts by the Bush administration's many "reasons" for the war that had nothing to do with the best interests of America and Americans, and by actions undertaken in Iraq which seemingly had nothing to do with securing those vital oil supplies (e.g., the actions in Fallujah -- there's no oil in Fallujah!). Now that the truth is out -- it's about the oil -- we can actually do things that are rational, rather than calculated to make bogus "reasons" look plausible.

As for the "no war for oil" crowd, they're eating food that was transported using oil, probably drive a car fueled by oil, use a computer whose primary component (plastic) is solidified oil, and otherwise would be in deep doo-doo about oil. If we are to be an empire, then, by golly, let us do it right and let people know that we're going to simply take what we need to fuel our empire. None of these half-measures where we pretend to be a democracy and thus don't do the job right. While I miss the days of the American republic, I reluctantly conclude that those days are past, and all I can do is comment upon imperial comptence. In that regard, the Chimperor coming clean is one of the most optimistic signs that I've seen in eons.

-- Badtux the Cynical Penguin

Posted by: BadTux / 8/31/2005 01:01:00 PM  


Jeez, I'm so glad that our President has decided to come clean about the reasons we're in Iraq. That democracy and justice crap made me feel like such an asshole. I mean, when I was in school, I used to take what I wanted from the littler kids. Now that our nation's doing the same thing, I feel OK. Actually, better than OK. I feel validated, puffed up, like preening. Shit, I'm going to get myself a couple of brown shirts, some jodhpurs and jackboots and then volunteer to do some real service for my country.

I can't wait until I get my hands on some them librules.
# posted by Anonymous : 1/9/05 6:41 PM  

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