Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Daily Show video: Mission Accomplished Iraq, but Where's Our Oil? Going to China.

I don't mean to imply, nor do I think Stewart does that going to war for oil was, or is, a good thing, but this is a low blow to those who did.

BTW, ExxonMobil ConocoPhillips and other American oil companies did get millions for rebuilding Iraq's oil systems and then rebuilding them again after attacks on the system, plus I remember news that they have been partnering with Iraqi companies and multinationals in building new oil infrastructure, so the US Oil Industry did fine, making millions, possibly billions from the war, rebuilding, or grabbing some of those natural resources, as did KBR which had ties to the warmonger whose hand worked the GW Bush puppet, Dick Cheney.

I think another message though, is that Iraq favoring business with a nation  that didn't kill a million innocent people, and destroying families and lives in their land shouldn't be that much of a surprise.  And is a warning for the future.  As bad as war is, some might favor it for "the economy".  Well, if the Great Recession didn't teach them, then maybe this shock to the system will.

If you go to war for resources creating massive carnage and destruction, then if you do what you promised and hand it over to those people whose lives you destroyed (even the ones you overturned a political system to favor) To quote Willy Wonka "You Lose!  You Get Nothing!  Good Day, Sir!