The Three Trillion Dollar Giveaway

May 5, 2008

It is sad and painfully ironic when we criticize Mr. McCain for saying how he truly feels: Mr. McCain does not ever want to send soldiers to the Middle East to defend our oil interest. The horrible irony is that even I, as a liberal democrat, and you people that are loyal Republicans, both wish in our hearts that the reason that we attacked Iraq were our lust for oil. If that were the case, we would be bemoaning the fact that we had to go to war to achieve our economic stability. In realistic terms, the world would easily forgive us, since every industrial nation has done it many times.

The irony is, that we did not go to war to get cheap oil. We went to war to raise oil prices, to support the President’s and the fellow traveler Republican and Democratic benefactors: the oil companies and the military industrial giants. They have approximately 3 trillion of our tax dollars- extricated in a brilliant coup by Mr. Bush’s Neoconservative administration. Iraq beats every one of the Banana Republic episodes in South America. Not only did the Neoconservatives (Free Market Capitalists) bankrupt the economy of Iraq, a relatively paltry matter of billions of dollars, but they are well on their way to bleeding this country of its hard earned dollars in the trillions.

Allen Finkelstein, D.O.