John Edwards did his fellow Democrats on the campaign trail no good when he criticized Congress for failing to end the war in Iraq. He failed the rest of us here in the USA by adding lots of heat and no light to the debate about the War in Iraq. The Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate are slim. Even with the help of a few Republicans, it's plain to see that anti-war legislation is not vet0-proof. Bush is still the Commander-in-Chief, and he is still in control.
But Edwards is not alone in being off-the-mark as far as analysis of the Iraq War is concerned. All presidential candidates and the entire Fourth Estate continue to ignore the huge elephant in the room which is the relationship of what geologists call Peak Oil to the U.S. policy in Iraq.
There has been a virtual media blackout in the American press when it comes to the proposed hydrocarbon law and the significance of its introduction within the Iraqi parliament, which is reportedly scheduled within the next few days.
"Victory in Iraq" is a phrase that is being used constantly with little attempt to explain what form such a victory may take. However, passage of the hydrocarbons law, which would essentially obligate Iraq to hand over control of its oil resources to Big Oil for the next 30 years would likely constitute such a victory in the eyes of the US political and industry leaders who pushed for the Iraq invasion in the first place. Excerpted from Searching for the Truth, "Petrodollars, al-Sadr and the Proposed Iraqi Hydrocarbon Law," January 8,2007.
Why is no one reflecting back to Vice President Cheney's top secret energy advisory meeting held not long after the U.S. Supreme Court gave the 2000 presidential election to the oil industry? Actually Project Censored is but where's the press? Where are the candidates?