The speech of President Bush tonight to the nation regarding Iraq policy may or may not be based upon a concern for creating a peaceful democracy or assuring oil supplies to friendly oil corporation contributors; yet assuredly the people of Iraq would be happier with a peaceful democratic form of government that the U.S.A. is ostensibly or coincidentally trying to support.
The timing of the address seems inappropriate and is simultaneous with the highest oil prices in decades and more contracts for VP Cheney’s former company Halliburton to build more trans-national facilities abroad.
The nation is going along, more or less, with the Iraqi policy already, and the speech may be a dramatic effort to bolster the President’s falling popularity polls as well as his conduct of the nation building effort.
An unheard of aspect of the hostile suicide detonations in Iraq was the criteria of exactly why the bombers are blasting themselves; what is the primary motive?
It was reported that Saddam Hussein had created a terrorist resistance cadre before the Gulf War of 2003 and those individuals could be fulfilling their training, and comprise a substantive element of the volunteer human-bombs. Another element could be the training advantages and opportunity to hit American targets in Iraq that is denied to terrorists seeking to cross the U.S. border through the gauntlet of bureaucratic policies implemented since September 2001. A third and unheard of element could be the mercenary aspect of human bombs blasting themselves for pay in Iraq. It may be that with the vast new oil wealth flooding the middle east and OPEC countries because of the G.W. Bush policy of wringing the most possible out of U.S. consumers for the benefit of oil company profits, and of making the nation dependent upon oil for automotive fuel to the maximum extent sand time possible, that terrorist coffers are being flooded with contributions to purchase disposable human bomb services at a good price. It may also be possible that Al Qa’eda hackers obtained those Master Card numbers from Arizona and 40 million account numbers to add more deficit spending (on someone else’s tab) to finance the terrorist war, ironically mirroring in reverse the Bush administration policy of deficit spending to finance the war effort and trans-national oil company profits.
The problem with President Bush’s policy regarding Iraq is that his lack of creative spark in moving toward a positive sum strategy with a halt to reliance on oil and fossil fuels supports a swamp of terrorist manipulation of America through projects abroad that are easy to finance and costly for the U.S.A. to defend against. The President picked an uncharismatic California intellect for Secretary of State who was promoted for fealty toward trans-national corporate goals, and is completely unknown for expressing intelligent opinions about politics. Sect. Rice is the consummate corporate yes-woman, and that doesn’t help nationalist trends much.
When Moshe Dyan was negotiating a peace settlement with King Abdul following the Israeli war for independence, he encountered an individual that could not except terms expressed by a woman, and had to fight just to say no to that. Because President Bush has confidence that the U.S. public can pay the bill for Iraq with deficit spending, and social security and other vestments can be trimmed to pay for it, and the nation’s infrastructure allowed to rot and become a pork barrel for sales from trans-national corporations, he doesn’t need to care if the Secretary of State is undiplomatic, and unlikely to get negotiated settlements with those ‘chauvinist’ middle-easterners…in fact he is more concerned about the pr value of Secretary Rice as a black female for domestic political consumption, and perhaps for relations with Africa.
95% of the societies on Earth in 1990 were not monogamous it is worth considering. When American politicians decide to change foreign nations to coincide with U.S. social structures, it’s useful to get a clue about secondary consequences of such changes, such as the destruction of extended families abroad. Many people can be hurt by mass social chaos, and in some instances constructive engagement can produce slower changes that provide liberty for people so far as is economically possible.
The mercenary incentives paid for with easy oil money by the trillions may afford to purchase a few human bombs for decades to come, and the main point of military-counter measures should be to cut off the revenue stream to terrorist organizations, get an abbey’s aide for the ecclesiastical policies that are utilized to induce the Presidential policy to be one of protracted low-scale war entangled with any sort of religiosity with a capability of rectifying the policy to democracy and pragmatism (as the Christian goal could be more pacific).