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Killing Children for Oil

Jennifer Lagier, Monterey Herald (3/20/03)

The U.S., a nation with the strongest military force in the entire world, plans to invade and wage war on a nation where 44% of the population is under the age of 14 (CIA Fact Book). The public is told this is essential due to evidence presented by the Bush administration, “proof” we now know was forged (USA Today).

The war to “liberate” Iraq is nothing more than market hype to liberate Iraq’s oil fields for the benefit of the oilmen currently running the US government. VP Dick Cheney receives up to $1 million per year from Halliburton, the firm that was awarded a Pentagon contract to put out potential oil-field fires in Iraq (SFGate.com, Guardian Unlimited). It is also bidding for the up to $900 million dollar contract to rebuild Iraq once we reduce its population to “collateral damage.”

Thanks to the Bush administration, the United States is now the most distrusted nation on the face of the earth. Recent polls in Europe rate Mr. Bush as a greater threat than Saddam Hussein. Do the illegal seizure of Iraq’s oilfields and the murders of more Iraqi children really make the US morally superior or the world safer?


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