Bush Administration Plans to Stay in Iraq for the Oil
Published on OpEdNews, by Len Hart, June 6, 2008.
Just as Bush’s attack and invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with WMD, the Iragi resistance has nothing to do with ‘terrorism’. The original code name – Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL) – gave the game away and was changed. Never called ‘resistance’, the Orwellian linguists inside the Bush White House called the resistance ‘insurgents’. a term which implies an opposition to a ‘legitimate’ authority. But there is nothing legitimate about the US occupation, in fact, a theft of Iraq’s most valuable natural resource. The US presence is, in fact, a war crime. Those resisting the US occupation are, therefore, not terrorists nor are they ‘insurgents’.
The Bush regime is responsible – legally and morally – for the deaths of some 1.2 million Iraqis and some 15,000 who die each month. [See: Michael Schwartz, Is the United States Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month? Or Is It More?]. The US, under Bush, is a terrorist nation and outlaw. Iraqi resistance, by contrast, is that of ‘patriots’ defending a ‘homeland’ against the crimes of mass murder, terrorism, and grand larceny … (full text, June 6, 2008).