Iraq is far from what it appears to be to many Americans who still trust in Government, or even still trust in the status quo. The illegal invasion and occupation of that small and basically unarmed and boxed-in, patrolled by air and inspected over and over impoverished nation had nothing to do with protecting our safety, or protecting our freedom, or freeing those poor Iraqis, or liberating Iraqi women and bringing a western style democracy to a middle east Arab nation creating a domino effect of democratizing throughout the nation, or breaking up a relationship between Al Queda and Saddam Hussien. Invading this nation because it had weapons of mass destruction was especially not the reason, in fact we would not have invaded if Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. All bunk, all strongly evidenced to be bunk already by thousands of other documents besides this, especially by the now infamous Downing Street Memos.
A politician and his or her political planners will do nothing for just one reason. If they had nothing to do with their entire day, not even getting out of bed for the sake of being awake would be enough by itself to rise and face the day. Two or three beneficial reasons are usually the standard, and even better is three or four. The politicians of either party will practice their actions in this manner, but there is one party that takes the deceptive route consistently, because the motivations for their actions are usually unpalatable to the public. The debacle encircling a quagmire, wrapped in political deception that is the Iraq invasion and occupation is the ultimate example in our modern history of this often unrealized rule.
Often those needed to be brought into the fold to carry out said plan, will have goals they themselves need fulfilled as a condition for their participation, adding to the wish list (or “grab bag”) of causes required to conduct a scheme, or a conspiracy, a legislative action like an “earmark” into a budget bill and etcetera. A cadre becomes meshed together, most of its members without knowledge of the others, and deals are then made, hand offs, hand outs, pay-offs and favors, trades and reconciliation’s are set-up to be conducted in a web of actions traceable only by some super computer from a yet to be invented science fiction future.
Political Correctness has motivated the Republicans to go into stealth mode and pass legislation that hides their feelings and hides the intolerance of their own voting constituents, and the stereotypes they hold; the hatred of the lower classes who thanklessly milk the public dole. These past couple of decades this known obstacle has kept the Republican politician in-check, but only until he or she learned how to circle around that intimidating boulder that remains called Political Correctness Rock. Examples of the non “pc” type of goals of Republicans might be; expanded oil drilling, oil rights, destruction of protections either environmental, labor, or corporate legal, elimination of public programs including schools and Head Start, lunches, and food stamps, Medicaid and Veteran’s benefits. All terribly non-politically correct and publicly embarrassing to the point where many of their own favored voters would turn away from them, if they only knew the truth.
So to avoid these embarrassments and violations of Political Correctness, paying back the lumber companies becomes The Healthy Forests Initiative, and returning a campaign promise to the Coal industry becomes the Clear Skies Initiative, and covertly destroying public schools becomes No Child Left Behind, and shrinking-down the need for the funding of social welfare programs is introduced as Faith Based Initiatives.
With Iraq they had it in mind all along. Kill several birds with one stone and profit enormously while at it. The administration at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are former oil company executives, former oil industry tycoons. VP Cheney (really the president) is still on the board at Halliburton/KBR. Rumsfeld was a Pharmaceutical Company (Searl) CEO, peddling his influence and arms directly to Saddam Hussien in 1983. Rice was a Chevron board member – and in a testimony to her relationship with them, they named a giant new tanker for her. Bush: his family's ties to the Bin Laden family (yes the same Bin Ladens) go way back to his failed days as a drunken stoner in Houston, collapsing companies and drilling dry holes. Former aero Industry executives from Lockheed Martin and Boeing, largely make-up the rest of the administration. Currently there is 8.8 billion in cash completely missing from Iraq supplements. Someone has this money and its disappearance has become history’s greatest theft in dollar amount. Who would have the ability, or the power, to seemingly ship this much money out of Iraq, being seen by many witnesses, using several trucks and laborers and likely a military airlift cargo plane? War profiteering is one of most dastardly and unpatriotic and traitorous actions a person can do to his or her country.
Iraq was about as un “pc,” as war gets and that is clearly why, it’s launching and delivery to the people of the United States was deceptive, was handled by a cadre, was mixed into a network of favoritism, payments and corporate pay outs. The president lied to congress about the validity of military intelligence. It was an unprovoked invasion. .
W. Bush, and their friends and colleagues, gained by invading and occupying Iraq:
Other sources indicating War Profiteering by the Bush administration: