Wednesday, April 16, 2008

There Will Be Blood For Oil

Here's a quote from John Boehner, minority leader in the House of Representatives ...

Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the House Republican leader, said, "While American consumers are dealing with spiking fuel prices today, these costs would pale in comparison with those they would face if radical jihadists or the Iranian regime gained the upper hand in the Middle East."

So in the end we are in Iraq to ensure cheap oil prices for Americans?

And at what ulimate cost:

More than 4,000 American soldiers dead; Tens of thousands wounded and many ignored (see Walter Reed)
Likely several hundred thousand dead and infrastructure destroyed in a country that had NOTHING to do with 9/11
Near record-high gasoline prices in the United States
No nukes, chem or bio weapons found, but we gave billions of dollars to Pakistan, a country that is proliferating nukes in the world.
Near record budget deficits in our country
Deterioration of America's leadership in the world because though our appointed-by-the-President Attorney General equates
waterboarding with torture, we keep waterborading, er torturing.


Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen endorses Barack Obama! Maybe that will help Barack remove the "elitist" tag. But as Jon Stewart said ... I want a President who is smarter, wiser and more experienced than me.

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