This is Rachel’s second major Iraq War special, and if you have not had the good fortune to see it, or want to see it again, you can watch it here. She made her point well and documented it with her usual thoroughness and accuracy. While my own analysis includes a second reason, she agreed completely with my main reason. Enjoy!
The U.S. cannot escape from its sins in Iraq until it honestly accounts for its reasons for invading the Middle Eastern nation, said MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.
She explained to Jon Stewart on Wednesday night’s “Daily Show” that she made a new documentary, “Why We Did It,” to help examine some of those unanswered questions.
“I did another documentary a little bit more than a year ago about how we were lied to, about how the administration’s case about why we had to go to war in Iraq wasn’t true, and how they sold us a false case,” Maddow said. “It sort of leads right away to the next question, that if the case they made wasn’t really why they wanted to go, why did they really want to go?”…
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Here’s the video I found in two segments:
I think we all knew that it was about the oil, but I have never seen it so well documented in one place.
In my opinion, there was also a second reason why. The main place we station troops in the Persian Gulf is Saudi Arabia. There the Wahhabi sect exerts considerable influence on the government and the populace. Wahhabis are Republican Supply-side pseudo Muslims, the main source of funding for Al Qaeda, and every bit as rabid and hate-filled as Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians are here. Because Saudi Arabia is the home of Islam’s two holiest places, Mecca and Medina, they consider the presence of US troops on Saudi soil to be sacrilegious pollution. That presence is one of the two main reasons, along with US support for Israel, for Al Qaeda terrorism against the US. The US is concerned that the welcome mat for our troops could be rolled up at some future time. The Bush Regime intended to make Iraq a puppet client state and a permanent base for US forces to control the Persian Gulf from a local than does not make us beholding to the Saudis.