CNN Propaganda: The "Petraeus Doctrine" Is Succeeding!
- This is the end game!
- We've got em on the run!
- Turned another corner!
- Won't be long now!
- See the light at the end of the tunnel!
- It's a whole new ballgame!
- Mission Accomplished!
Surge Architect & Future Oil Industry Lobbyist: General David Petraeus
The Pentagon now resorts to manipulating casualty statistics in order to promote support for the U.S. occupation of Iraq. There is little real chance that the "Surge" currently being employed will in fact quell sectarian violence in Iraq. There are simply too few U.S. troops to lend their presence in every potential hot spot.
While it is true that when our troops move into one area, and a reduction in sectarian violence in that area occurs, it is misleading to suggest that it is a successful strategy as the violence simply ends up being expressed where the troops are not. Without a political solution within Iraq itself there will never be an end to sectarian violence, and in fact it is reasonable to suggest that any regime which receives U.S. sanction will have little long term chance of survival without continued U.S. occupation.
With the upcoming 2008 presidential election in the U.S. it's important to keep in mind that main stream media is being used to promote falsehoods about the nature of the Iraqi occupation. GOP candidates must convince their voters that there really is a snow ball's chance in hell that continued occupation will somehow lead to peace, democracy, and a new friend in the Middle East - despite how utterly unbelievable that sounds to the rest of us.
In the mean time there is little likelihood that even a Democratic president will withdrawal troops from Iraq - as all the major Democratic presidential candidates have refused to specify either how or when they would pursue such a goal. A goal which they all advocate in general terms due to popular demand.
- No political solution within Iraq means no end to sectarian violence
- U.S. troops won't leave until the sectarian violence ends
- Sectarian violence won't end until after the Iraqi civil war
- The Iraqi civil war won't end until one side looses
- No side will lose until the U.S. leaves
- The U.S. has no real plan to leave Iraq
- The U.S. has built massive permanent military bases in Iraq
- U.S. corporate main stream media is a tool of U.S. foreign policy
- Democrat or Republican the next president will not withdraw troops
It's About The Oil
As long as the U.S. remains completely addicted to Middle Eastern oil it will: lie, cheat, steal, kill, or do anything necessary to maintain its next fix.
The U.S. energy policy is controlled by the fossil fuel lobby. The U.S. will not act to free itself from its oil addiction even in consideration of the profound impact of global climate change, or the certainty of future economic crisis brought about by oil shortages, and increased oil prices.
This From JuanCole.Com
The United States is the world's foremost business society, and virtually everything in the society (low taxes on the wealthy, no health care for the middle classes and poor, no protections for labor organizers, favoring of certain kinds of international trade over lower middle class job security, etc.) is arranged for the convenience of the business classes. If Friedman's conviction becomes widespread in that community, the pressures to abandon the 'War on Terror' will be irresistible.
Bushism-Cheneyism has aspects of Bonapartism, whereby the state rules in an authoritarian way and disregards the people, representing itself as the true representative of the business classes. In fact, it serves only a small spectrum of corporate cronies of the ruling elite, disadvantaging almost everyone else. It expands government, but not into provision of useful infrastructure (bridges, airports), but toward the provision of "security" (often just a label for make-work unnecessary jobs, such as extra al-Qaeda-fighting police in Wyoming) or of artificial "investment opportunities" such as an Iraq under US military occupation..
Thus we have never ending oil wars. It's good for business.