Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New War Rationale

It seems odd that everytime a rationale for war falls apart (you can trace the line all the way back to WMD and, more recently, Iraqi Democracy) a new rationale is peddled out.

According to the Associated Press, the new rationale for staying in Iraq is the oil.

Is it just me or does it seem like Bush is wheeling out the boogey-men and trying to tie Iraq and Al-Qaida. It still seems disinegenous. Imagine if this were his rationale going in initially was this. Could you imagine the public backlash? Imagine it, "We're going in to secure the oil so Osama can't get to it."

That would be such a no-no. But they must be grasping at straws with the rationale. They have to be. They haven't let Bush say Osama bin Laden's name in so long and they've certainly never let him mention oil anywhere near a sentence justifying the war on Iraq.

It's a sign of the times...

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