April 16, 2003
Next In Line
Of course the U.S. Army didn't have enough guys to stop looters from robbing Bagdad of 7000 years worth of historical artifacts. While no one else was looking, they were far to busy bombing the shit out of the armed militia formed to oppose the current Iranian dictatorship, who'd taken refuge in Eastern Iraq.
Now, if the leaders of Iran are truly part of the Axis of Evil, why would the U.S. take out their strongest opposition? Some speculate that it was a pay-off to keep Iran out of our invasion of Iraq.
Didn't we learn our lesson from Iran-Contra about backdoor deals with these people?
Why are the vast majority of the government contracts to rebuild a country we just destroyed without provocation being given away to companies with ties to the Bush administration without going to a public, open bid that might, at least, shield the American taxpayer from paying $30 for toothbrushes? A bunch of U.S. senators want to know, too, which is why they've introduced the "Sunshine in Iraq Reconstruction Contracting Act of 2003".
And people wonder why the world is suspicious of Bush's motives? What are they hiding? Isn't their cause righteous?