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Posted on Aug 5, 2007
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If you can’t get enough of Democrats fighting over who is least Bush-like, check out the Largest Minority’s roundup and critique of the YearlyKos debate.

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By cyrena, August 10, 2007 at 2:29 am Link to this comment

#93389 by CitizenDefender on 8/09 at 6:01 am

CitDef,

Good post. I tracked the article that you posted from the Brookins Institute, (I’ve read many over the years now) and found it (the 1st paragraph)even more revealing in hindsight, these 4 1/2 years later.

Here’s what it says:


....“Now that Iraq’s oil has been secured by coalition forces and hopefully will soon be brought back on stream, it is time to solve a potentially important mystery: how much Iraqi oil is actually there?”...

Now that IRAQ’S oil, has been SECURED by “coalition forces”...Hum, and this was written just 6 weeks or so into the invasion, even though we know that KBR was there for this purpose, even though they had to stand-by in Kuwait, until or troops got there to provide the “security” for the “securing of Iraq’s oil”.

And now, they STILL don’t have it “secured”. At least not the bulk of these billions of barrels that they were planning on.

And, unfortunately, the entire oil infrastructure in Iraq has been pretty much blown to bits, along with the people fighting over it.

Meantime, more on target with these candidates, here’s a vision of what we WANT to hear from ANY of them who choose to lead the country:

The New Vision: The Speech I Want the Democratic Nominee to Give
  By Theodore C. Sorensen
  The Washington Monthly

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/080807E.shtml

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By CitizenDefender, August 9, 2007 at 7:01 am Link to this comment

All Democratic debates are difficult to watch. Not because they are not good speakers, but because they do not talk of the core truth.

We were attacked on 9/11 by our own government. World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 & 7 fell as a result of a controlled demolition. This “War on Terror” is really a “Comedy of Terrible Error”.

The Democratic majority in Congress allowed the elimination of FISA oversight in just the last few days.

Yet each candidate promises what he thinks the people wish to hear. Never once do they speak of impeachment against an administration that is guilty of unspeakable acts.

We deserve our liberties back. We deserve our jobs back. We deserve Medical Care coverage for our families. The Patriot Act and Military Commissions Act are part of Bush’s policy of silencing the multitudes against their power grab in the name of protecting Americans.

Democrat and Republican alike have the power to change America for the better and stop being controlled by corporate lobbying, hunger for power and greed.

The Iraq war needs to stop now, not in 18 months.

The Brookings Institute published in 2003 the following information. “Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) figures claiming that the territory of Iraq contains over 112 billion barrels (bbl) of proven reserves of oil. If true, this would mean that Iraq has roughly a quarter of all of the world’s oil.”

Reference webpage http://www.brook.edu/views/op-ed/fellows/luft20030512.htm

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