Monthly Archives: October 2004

Iran, China’s buddy

:: Xinhuanet – English ::

China, Iran sign biggest oil & gas deal.

Iran will be supplying loads of oil to China. If US wars with Iran, um, this is going to inconvenience the Chinese, make them unhappy. As we’ve seen, there is no price too high to pay to secure oil. What will China do?
With all the money they’ve been making with selling goods to the US (how much of your stuff has Made in China on it?) they probably have all kinds of deadly fireworks at the ready.
Would China aim directly at us?

Li’l George shows his old man

Two Years Before 9/11, Bush was Already Talking About Attacking Iraq

“He was thinking about invading Iraq in 1999,” said author and journalist Mickey Herskowitz. “It was on his mind. He said to me: ‘One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief.’ And he said, ‘My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it.’ He said, ‘If I have a chance to invadeĀ·.if I had that much capital, I’m not going to waste it. I’m going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I’m going to have a successful presidency.” Herskowitz said that Bush expressed frustration at a lifetime as an underachiever in the shadow of an accomplished father. In aggressive military action, he saw the opportunity to emerge from his father’s shadow. The moment, Herskowitz said, came in the wake of the September 11 attacks. “Suddenly, he’s at 91 percent in the polls, and he’d barely crawled out of the bunker.”

A few years of therapy, a firmer parental hand, and there’d be alot less dead people today.
I hope John Kerry’s Daddy Issues are under control.