Bush’s Blood for Oil Program (BOP) Is Counterproductive (June 5, 2006)
There were and are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Compressed deceased dinosaurs: Oil. Without that weapon in its arsenal, there will be mass destruction in the western world. Bush established his Blood for Oil Program (BOP) to secure that weapon. Many of those who quarrel with Bush object to his dishonesty and deception. The debate should focus on the costs and consequences of Bush’s decision to declare and continue World War III to protect sources of oil. Iraq is not even advancing the oil agenda. Iraq never was and is not about nation building. Condi Rice coddles dictator Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in Equatorial Guinea and Bush kowtows to Nursultan A. Nazarbayev in Kazakhstan. Those are nations that need to be built. Both regimes are at least as unrepresentative as the practices during the rule of Saddam Hussein. At this time, Operation Iraqi Liberation has alienated more of our allies and emboldened more of our enemies, particularly those with oil reserves, than any other recent American action. Why invade? Why stay? What is the oil policy?