Monday, September 17, 2007

Annotate This... President Bush's Sept 13 Speech to the Nation on Iraq

by Stephen Zunes and Erik Leaver from Foreign Policy In Focus

President Bush: "If we were to be driven out of Iraq…Extremists could control a key part of the global energy supply."

Zunes and Leaver: Sunni extremists -- in the form of the Wahhabi-dominated kingdom of Saudi Arabia -- already control a key part of the global energy supply with little objections from the Bush administration, which sells billions of dollars of armaments and security assistance annually to that misogynist family dictatorship. And, in case less-acceptable extremists should end up in control of Iraq, the international community could simply refuse to buy the oil, as was done during part of Saddam Hussein's reign, without a serious negative impact on global markets.

No comments: