Original post made
by Jag Singh, Duveneck/St. Francis,
on Dec 9, 2006
The much hyped Iraq Study Group (ISG), deserve a resounding failing grade for their efforts to provide a fig leaf to extricate George Bush and his advisors from their criminal behavior. Largely ignored by the US corporate media, was the unabashed efforts of the ISG to recommend suspension of military, economic and security support to the Iraqi government if it fails to alter its laws and constitution to allow privatization of its oil industry and unimpeded access to "international companies." This statement exposes the true intent of the Bush administration's misadventure in Iraq. Author Antonio Juhasz ("The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time,") writes "the oil companies are trying to get what they were denied before the war or at anytime in modern Iraqi history: access to Iraq's oil. Our feigned outrage Saddam Hussein atrocities, is ludicrous given our sale of military weapons to our former ally. US fatalities, now approaching 3,000 and the 650,000 Iraqis who have perished and the devastation of their country is an appalling commentary on the gross misuse of US military power. It is a pity that the ISG did not recommend that the Bush administration issue an unconditional apology to the Iraqi people for the death and destruction heaped on their country, an immediate, unconditional withdrawal of combat forces, shutting down permanent military bases and massive reparations to rebuild their country.