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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] the poetry of donald rumsfeld

From: Russell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] the poetry of donald rumsfeld
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 12:01:42 +0800
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On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 04:10:21PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:
> The "WMD thing" is a joke.  An insult to the American people and the
> world.  A "dumbing down" of the strategic conclusions that led to the
> invasion and occupation.  Abstractly, yes, it's a critical issue.  In
> the particulars?  Get real.  Why the US military cooperated in this
> exercise?  Not even on the map.  Nobody takes it seriously except as a
> marketing strategy.

Another mostly unstated and mostly ignored rationale for the US actions
in Iraq has to do with maintaining international trade in US dollars.  A
quick web search for "iraq euro oil" is quite enlightening here.

Note that I said "rationale", not "rational".

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