Notes From the Margins…

Priorities

  • April 19, 2011
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Those cynics out there who were puerile and cheap enough to believe that the invasion  of Iraq had anything to do with oil, or who doubted the noble and high-minded aspirations of its architects to remove the threat of weapons of mass destruction, save the Iraqi people from an evil dictator, spread peace and democracy throughout the Middle East and generally make the world a more secure and better place, will not be surprised by the revelations in the Independent that

Plans to exploit Iraq’s oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world’s largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show.

You can find the full story here. It won’t leave you with a warm glowing feeling, but it is important to keep such things in mind in this era of  humanitarian military ‘interventions’  and altruistic wars.


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