Lessons from Iraq

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Extract from The Independent, UK: 

The U.S. has repeatedly denied it wants permanent bases in Iraq but one Iraqi source said: "This is just a tactical subterfuge." Washington also wants control of Iraqi airspace below 29,000 ft and the right to pursue its "war on terror" in Iraq, giving it the authority to arrest anybody it wants and to launch military campaigns without consultation.

Bush is determined to force the Iraqi government to sign the so-called "strategic alliance" without modifications, by the end of next month. But it is already being condemned by the Iranians and many Arabs as a continuing American attempt to dominate the region. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the powerful and usually moderate Iranian leader, said yesterday that such a deal would create "a permanent occupation". He added: "The essence of this agreement is to turn the Iraqis into slaves of the Americans."

Iraq's Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is believed to be personally opposed to the terms of the new pact but feels his coalition government cannot stay in power without U.S. backing.

The deal also risks exacerbating the proxy war being fought between Iran and the United States over who should be more influential in Iraq.

Full article: //www.alternet.org/waroniraq/87084/

Part of their plan to create a vice-like grip on the oil supply region...


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Lessons from Iraq? Or just more of the same old leftist BS?

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It seems teenage girls in Mosul learn better lessons about Iraq than British journalists...


The situation is not good in these days, the terrorists are murdering
professors and educated citizens with their family members, and I feel
so worried because my friends' parents are Dr.s, or professors, and
have PHD degrees from England and other countries which makes them


I heard that the Drs. in the hospital made a small celebration and
prepared lunch because they didn’t receive injured people due to
explosions in the last few days, they were so happy .. Everyone here is
in high spirits and feel there’ll be a better tomorrow..

mission is great, so many terrorists were caught, and I can feel the
difference, people go out and talk feeling safer than before, I don’t
hear shootings and explosions as much as I used to,I can say they are
90% less..

I didn’t know how important safety is till I lost it, life without
safety is unbelievable, there isn’t any word can express that, imagine
yourself among criminals having guns and killing everyone around you
and you can’t protect yourself, it is the most horrible thing that can
happen to anyone , and I hope those events I and every Iraqi witnessed
will be only memories and stories we tell to the next generations..

Do you really want the US to pullout, right now, when Mosul is the last terrorist safehaven in the country? I've wanted US troops out of Iraq since late 2005 (I never wanted them there in the first place) but I'm willing to wait a little longer since there has been so much progress in the last 6 months.


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The corporations gain...

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...while tax payer's foot the bill for the corruption. Was it all designed to be this way? The corporate elite rule the governments who create wars to gain power and profits (two birds with one stone)!

A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.

The BBC's Panorama programme has used US and Iraqi government sources to research how much some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding.

A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations.

The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies.

The full article: //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7444083.stm

Can corporations be stopped from gaining too much power? Is this what they mean by spreading democracy? Exchanging one form of corruption with another?

You decide: a lesser of two evils? Or selling your country to the elite?