Thursday, December 01, 2005

Can I get an "Amen"?

One of the most penetrating analyses of the underlying motives of the Bush Cult I have yet to see.

From caribmon's post at Dailykos:

The recent revelations about the virulent spread of death squads ravaging Iraq have only confirmed for many people the lethal incompetence of the Bush Regime, whose brutal bungling appears to have unleashed the demon of sectarian strife in the conquered land. The general reaction, even among some war supporters, has been bitter derision: "Jeez, these bozos couldn't boil an egg without causing collateral damage."

But what if the truth is even more sinister? What if this murderous chaos is not the fruit of rank incompetence but instead the desired product of carefully crafted, efficiently managed White House policy?

Precisely! We have a winner!

If we analyze the spreading chaos in Iraq from a perspective of qui bono -- i.e. "who benefits?" -- the picture painted is quite clear. Not only is the Bush Cult not grossly incompetent, out of touch, and inept, but, in fact, they are brilliant strategists. And they've gotten everything they wanted.

Permanent bases? Not likely, unless Iraq degenerates into a permanent state of chaos and civil war. How to insure permanent chaos and civil war? Enter death squads, torture teams, psyops (recall the British soldiers caught with costumes, fake beards, and explosives), and voila! A country so unstable and violent that the U.S. is required to remain. Permanently.

And while we're there, we'll conveniently siphon off the black gold/Texas tea.

The Bush Cult has conceived and executed a plan to destabilize and permanently occupy a precious piece of resource-rich land that has been coveted by Western countries since the beginning of the oil economy.

It's a wrap. They got the brass ring. Whether or not the administration crumbles under it's perverse criminality, the U.S. is never going to pull out of Iraq. Yes, some troops will come home. But if you think any administration -- even a Democratic one -- is going to voluntarily extract itself from the second largest source of oil on the planet, I've got a copy of the Carter Doctrine I'd like you to read.


Blogger Derek said...

Good post and right on the money. Anyone who sees a whit of difference in the policies of the parties here is naive or dishonest.

10:25 PM  
Blogger AJ said...


Excellent, right on post!
I agree with derek: there is absolutely no difference between the two parties, and if one perchance happens to gain acceptance, I shudder to think of what might happen.
While I am still not convinced the oil is actually the main reason for the occupation, the control of it might be- but ultimately I have a sinking feeling their plan is more sinister than just that alone.

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Norm said...

Pan Man,
Sold souls have traded other's blood for gold forever, no doubt, but never has it been so blatantly under our noses. The strange thing is that the information age should, by definition, rein these animals in. It appears that propaganda uses the super-highway better than does the truth. May Big Dick's limo caravan encounter an ITD (improvised truth device). One can dream of impeachment, at least.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Professor Pan said...


There is a difference between the parties -- and I'll always throw my energy behind the Dems, although I often have to hold my nose to do it. There are still many principled Dems who haven't sold their souls. I can't say that for too many of the Rethugs.

But on the issue of staying in Iraq, I feel the real power-brokers -- the behind the scenes guys -- have crafted this situation perfectly to allow U.S. troops to remain in perpetuity in order to "keep stability." It's too juicy a prize to just give up.

12:58 PM  

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