Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Picture Tells A Thousand Words - War for Oil

Seeing this photo in the New York Times this morning inspired me to share with you my thoughts about this war. I don't think I've seen a picture that more symbolically describes our intentions and the feelings behind those intentions than this picture:

Is there a better way to communicate why we're there?

Is there a better way to communicate the black and white thinking that went into such as horrific adventure?

Is there a better way to express the dire circumstances by which our dependence on oil will lead to our destruction?

And could it not be more perfect that this picture is at the top of today's New York Times article "Deals with Iraq are Set" that explains that the big 4 oil companies: Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco, BP and Shell, (all American and British) were given no- bid contracts to go get the oil on the behalf of their shareholders, and their protectors... The United States Military?

There is 110 billion barrels of oil underneath those Iraqi sands. Any wonder why we invaded?

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