Sunday, September 28, 2003

George Bush went to New York to give a speech (or here or here) to the U. N. He needed to make it a good one, as the United States is in rather critical need of some help in the oppression of the Iraqi people, both in cold hard cash which will be funneled directly into the pockets of Dick 'Corruption' Cheney and his homeys, and for fodder units to die in lieu of the hillbillies from West Virginia who are dying in Iraq now. The entire speech was a tissue of lies, and contained only three important sentences:

"And the United Nations can contribute greatly to the cause of Iraq self-government. America is working with friends and allies on a new Security Council resolution which will expand the U.N.'s role in Iraq. As in the aftermath of other conflicts, the United Nations should assist in developing a constitution, in training civil servants, and conducting free and fair elections."

In the condescending view of neocons like Richard Perle, holding elections and drafting constitutions is just about all the United Nations is good for, and the United States is absolutely not going to give up one smidgen of political or military control. In particular, it is not prepared to concede any control over the corporate looting of the assets of the Iraqi people, including (of course) the oil, and the planned total privatization (i. e., corporate pillaging) of the Iraqi economy. In return for sending millions of dollars to Dick 'Corruption' Cheney, and risking the lives of soldiers to aid in the violent repression of the war for liberation of Iraq from its oppressors, the world community has been promised the right to draft a new Iraqi constitution, something the Iraqis could do themselves, and the right to organize an election, although the timetable for such an election is itself quite iffy. No country believes for a moment that any of the requested assistance will in any way benefit the Iraqi people (all the money would go to Dick 'Corruption' Cheney and his pals, and the soldiers wouldn't be 'peacekeepers' but a violent army of occupation, continuing to fight the Anglo-American war which was never properly ended, and effectively serving as security guards for the employees of the American corporations who are raping the country). It is simply required for Bush to get over what he feels is a temporary domestic political problem. Not surprisingly, the world has reacted with less than complete enthusiasm to this insult (described accurately by one writer as "bafflingly impertinent"), and the United States appears to be pretty much on its own. The American media has been spinning to give the impression that the neocons are no longer in a position of strength in the Bush Administration, but Bush's speech proves that they are just as powerful as ever. Continued complete control of Iraq is not only required for efficiency in the systematic American looting of Iraq, but is also required for the greater neocon plan to use Iraq as the American basis of control over the Middle East, with such control eventually ceded to Israel. Referring to the Bush Administration decision not to give up any control, a cynical, but insightful, U. N. official said:

"They're on their own. It's just between them and the American taxpayer."

Americans will continue to die in Iraq, and American taxpayers will continue to pay billions and billions and billions and billions and billions of dollars, and the United States will continue to oppress and steal from the Iraqi people, leading to the certainty of increased risk of terrorist attacks against American targets, all so Bush, Cheney and the neocons can avoid the embarrassment of having to admit that they just might have been wrong about something. Wouldn't it be better for everyone concerned, and hundreds of billions of dollars cheaper, if the American government agreed to write a check personally payable to George W. Bush for $50 billion, in return for his agreeing to admit he made a mistake?

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