Monday, June 27, 2005


Iran's Answer to Bush League's Tough Talk

One of the more insidious effects of The Bush League's Excellent Iraq Adventure is how it has inspired everyone else to stand up to pressure from Washington:
TEHRAN: Iran's president-elect Mahmood Ahmadinejad ... said that Iran "did not really need" relations with arch-enemy the United States.
(Source: Gulf Daily News New president promises restraint, June 27, 2005.)
Iran, North Korea, China and the rest know that W and his Bush League minions no longer have the power to back up any threats.

Iran is a good case in point: with oil at $60/barrel and climbing, what would the US do if Iraq suddenly reported that one or two oil terminals needed "maintenance" like Enron did to California during the fake "energy crisis?" Oil doubles in price to $120/barrel, and the US oil-based transport net shuts down. What is the "free market" US going to do - invade to make them sell their own oil? Don't blather about drilling in ANWR, either - there isn't enough oil there to make our country independent of oil imports. Hybrid cars running on biodiesel is about the only reasonable alternative, but Detroit and W's Texas Oil Buddies keep blocking that.


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