Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Look Who Lost the Iraqi Election.

CHENEY'S MAN IN BAGHDAD GOT CLOBBERED

Chalabi got less than one percent of the vote, missing gaining even one seat in the Iraqi Parliament by some 8000 votes. Meanwhile, the great former prime minister, the State Department's "boy in Baghdad" former interim Prime Minister, Allawi, didn't do very much better. Thus explains the leftcoaster.

So if Chalabi and Allawi both find themselves out of power this year, who will be left to steer Iraqi oil towards the United States? No one.

See, I have no doubt that the major reason why Cheney is fighting the release of his Energy Task Force documents isn't so much his long-standing belief in unfettered executive power, but rather the reality that months before 9/11, this group of oil men were told in the White House that the Bush Administration would topple Saddam and get its hands on Iraqi oil by hook or by crook. There were already stories in the media that among the documents being reviewed and discussed at these meetings were the maps of Iraqi oil fields, so it isn't a long shot that Cheney and the PNAC/AEI soulmates were telling the oil companies to start planning for how to access these new fields and break OPEC's stranglehold on world oil supplies and prices.

One of the things that these oil execs would have been told was the grand plan to get rid of Saddam one way or another, and have him replaced with someone like Chalabi or Allawi, two guys only too willing to take our offer of installing them at the head of a new government in exchange for an Oil Ministry that let American firms car
ve up the country. You can almost hear the speeches by the AEI and PNAC guys to these oil execs now, about how now with the Bush team in charge, a number of dreams could now come true for Big Oil, and as a sidelight, oh yeah, we'd "liberate" the Iraqis and bring the benefits of capitalism to them while their national resources are once again plundered for our benefit. And if we can help Israel and cripple the Palestinians at the same time, great. The PNAC guys and the AEI whiz kids like Ledeen and the others could become the new "Wise" mean.


One thing is for sure: the American people and the Iragi people have also been clobbered by a lawless administration out for control of the world, but who are too incompetent to control even the six mile road between the Green Zone and the Baghdad airport.

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