Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Fearing the Bush administration's lust for war with Iraq, Matthews writes:
This country is led by a pair of oil-patch veterans who share an affection for the petroleum industry and a sense of entitlement about the world's oil reserves regardless of what flag flies above it. George W. Bush, reared by a wildcatting father whose Zapata oil company did business in the Gulf and counseled by a veep straight from the oil business, sees Saddam's chief weapon of mass destruction as his threatened grip on the Persian Gulf oil tap.

This confluence of interest between ideology and oil has put this country on the road to Baghdad. It's time for the country as a whole to realize that American principles have precious little to do with this costly military campaign, either as cargo or motive.

Hmmmm. Read it all at The road to Baghdad

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