Six years later, we’re starting to talk sense

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More

Why did the U.S. invade Iraq? Nothing floated by the Bu$h administration made any sense. All of Bush’s reasons have long been shot down. Now we learn of an April 2001 report, “Strategic Policy Challenges for the 21st Century,” prepared by the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy at the request of then-Vice President Dick Cheney. Truthout discusses the report and the historical context:

Two years before the invasion of Iraq, oil executives and foreign policy advisers told the Bush administration that the United States would remain “a prisoner of its energy dilemma” as long as Saddam Hussein was in power.

I’m not suggesting that an oil grab was a legitimate reason to invade. I’m merely suggesting that it was the real (and unadmitted) reason for Bu$h to invade.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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