Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Too Bad, So Sad

McCain's winning in Iraq has been utterly and completely about winning oil contracts in Iraq, and nothing more. So we see that success in Iraq is really on the rocks right now with the latest WaPo's bad news just out today.

Lacking an Accord On Troops, U.S. and Iraq Seek a Plan B
By Karen DeYoung, Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday

October 14, 2008

With time running out for the conclusion of an agreement governing American forces in Iraq, nervous negotiators have begun examining alternatives that would allow U.S. troops to stay beyond the Dec. 31 deadline, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.

Neither side finds the options attractive. One possibility is an extension of the United Nations
mandate that expires at the end of the year. That would require a Security Council vote that both governments believe could be complicated by Russia or others opposed to the U.S.-led war. Another alternative would amount to a simple handshake agreement between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Bush to leave things as they are until a new deal, under a new U.S. administration, can be negotiated.

Is this why McCain is currently claiming that he will win tomorrow's debate? I think we already know what the debate outcome will be even as David Brooks, David Broder, Pat Buchanan and the editorial pages of the WaPo will tell us that McCain won the debate just as decisively as the poll numbers afterwards will NOT. No American will quite understand why it is we can't just buy oil from a nationalised Iraq oil company instead of from ExxonMobil or BP seeing as how these corporations have made quite enough money already in our national run-up to economic ruin of late. And so once again we might find WaPo issuing yet another warning to Obama that we can't leave that oil in Iraq and that Obama needs to understand this fact, but this time the Netroots should be ready to level the charge, "why are we in Iraq, particular with our national economic problem so bad right now"? Is the war in Iraq about oil and did the WaPo consider that we US citizens were simply too stupid to "handle the truth!" What the WaPo knew all along but failed to informed the American public about - may be about to splash the pages of WaPo editorial section once again in telling black and white.

Poor Ms. Cindy Sheehan has yet to find out what noble cause Casey Sheehan had to died for over in Iraq, but the WaPo editorial board seems to know exactly why Casey had to die, and so, if once again the WaPo see fit to write one more stupid editorial on why we can't leave Iraq's oil in Iraq's sovereignty - than we should demand a congressional hearing as our WaPo journalist have some explaining to do.

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