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'Deeply Concerned'

President Bush is desperate. Opposition to the Iraq war is at an all time high and the war has become the issue most prevalent in the minds of voters as they head to the polls. Americans are tired of the game of rationale roulette used to justify our continued presence. Bush has become so desperate that he has resorted to using the one excuse he would rather not have to. Because it is in fact the real reason we invaded and continue to stay: oil.

The excuse that we must stay in Iraq to keep the terrorists from taking control of the oil has seen limited use before. But as support for the war dwindled, it become a stock talking point whenever Bush would list the consequences if the US were to withdraw from Iraq.

The latest utterance came when Bush sat down with Rush Limpdick. (via Raw Story)
"Give me a second here, Rush, because I want to share something with you," Bush said. "I am deeply concerned about a country, the United States, leaving the Middle East."

Bush said that he was "worried that rival forms of extremists will battle for power, obviously creating incredible damage if they do so; that they will topple modern governments, that they will be in a position to use oil as a tool to blackmail the West."

"People say, 'What do you mean by that?'" The president continued. "I say, 'If they control oil resources, then they pull oil off the market in order to run the price up, and they will do so unless we abandon Israel, for example, or unless we abandon allies.'"

What particularly irks me about this whole affair (aside from Bush admitting the war in Iraq is about oil) is the fact that the mainstream media all but ignores comments like this. I know the conventional wisdom is that America would never do such a thing as invade another country just for it's resources. But when the President is all but admitting that we are staying to protect the oil, it's hard to square that with the conventional wisdom.

Face it, the only thing that Bush is 'deeply concerned' about is making sure his buddies in Big Oil can continue to reap ridiculously large profits. And if that means the blood of Americans and Iraqis will continue to stain the sands so long as access to the oil which lies beneath is not interrupted, then so be it.

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