Sunday, December 10, 2006

Privitization of Iraq's Oil Key Component of the Iraq Study Group

     Whenever the American government does something that seriously upsets its people, you end up seeing committees of politicians getting together to "solve" the problem and give Americans the impression that their government can be held accountable, that fundamental change can occur. The media reports as if the commission is offering new ideas that are at least moderately opposed to those that have been carried out. It's important to actually look at what these commissions recommend, rather than simply react with blind support to an hollow statment of "the war isn't working". Antonia Juhasz, author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Timewas on Democracy Now! a few days ago commenting on one of the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group-that Iraq's oil industry be fully privitized. She also goes into some of the ties to oil that members of the Iraq Study Group have. The video is here.

4 comments:

Mookie said...

This doesn't surprise me.

vjack said...

The American media is distorting information for the sake of simplification and sound bites? Unbelievable! (end sarcasm)

Good points here. Many of the recommendations are not new. I think the difference may be that there will be increased pressure on Bush to at least respond.

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