Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wars for oil


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Sarah Palin: Overqualified? You betcha

By: Mark Donig
October 6, 2008

Let’s be honest: If a guy tells you that the first thing he noticed about you was your attractive brain, do you know what that would make him? If youanswered either “a liar” or “not smooth,” you would be correct.The same can be said of men - and women - all across America with regard to our views on Sarah Palin. Just because we have not yet noticed Sarah Palin’s brain does not necessarily mean that she doesn’t have one. I would venture to say that the fact is all of us (except for most of us) know that Sarah Palin is going to be one of the super-awesomest vice presidents ever.How do all of us (except for the vast majority of us) know she’ll be so great? Her political views? Of course not. Her readiness? Don’t be ridiculous. Her appeal to Joe Six-Pack? Uhh, no.............................

When the shortage had becomes very severe and the West’s war machine couldn’t operate because the shortage becomes so serious, then it will precipitate the Oil War in the West’s last desperate effort to secure the oil that it needs to survive in its present rich, industrialised condition which was invasion of Iraq!
What you may not know yet is that Gov. Palin is a huge proponent of oil drilling in Alaska. McCain, a fervent supporter of the war in Iraq was asked by a hawkish supporter when the United States would “send an airmail message to Iran,” McCain responded: “You know that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran?”Then, to the tune of the song “Barbara Ann,” he sang: “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.”
It’s really pitiful that so many American Christians support the most un-Christian thing imaginable - war - under the illusion that it’s God’s will and God’s way. They’re stuck way back in the Old Testament era, thinking that the US is a modern Israel, performing God’s will.

Ted Rudow III,MA

October 8, 2008
San Jose Mercury News

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Oct. 7 Additional Readers' letters

From Mercury News readers
NOTE: The following letters are unedited and reflect only the views of the author

Senator McCain constantly reiterating this need for US energy independence, as if more drilling would give us that, which is another topic, but his admittance essentially that we are engaging in wars for oil, and if we don't want to do that, in his framework, we're going to need to drill more in the United States—I think a clear admission that we are, of course, engaged in wars for oil and will continue to do so. I think it's quite clear that the invasion of Iraq was a war not for the United States to potentially get a greater supply of oil, but rather for Exxon, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP/Shell, to get their hands on Iraqi oil, believed to be the second or the largest remaining conventional source of oil.

Ted Rudow III,MA
Menlo Park

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