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The administration is trying to roll the table to use U.S. military force, or the threat of it, to reform or topple virtually every regime in the region, from foes like Syria to friends like Egypt, on the theory that it is the undemocratic nature of these regimes that ultimately breeds terrorism. So events that may seem negative Hezbollah for the first time targeting American civilians; U.S. soldiers preparing for war with Syria while unfortunate in themselves, are actually part of the hawks broader agenda.
Is it possible the Bush administration wants the terrorists to win? From The Washington Monthly.
This paper reveals how the White House, through the Department of State and the National Security Council, pressured the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) and U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to approve financing for this deal . . . And it notes that the break in U.S.-Iraq relations occurred not after Iraq used chemical weapons on the Iranians, nor after Iraq gassed its own Kurdish people, nor even after Iraq invaded Kuwait, but rather, followed Saddams rejection of the Aqaba pipeline deal.
Bechtel, Rumsfeld and Husseins final sin: Why it is about oil, after all. A report from the Institute for Policy Studies, with memoranda from the National Archives.
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