Friday, September 27, 2002

More Helpful Advice

Now even Barbra Steisand has cast her lot in defense of the fascist anti-Semitic military dictator and interim leader of Iraq.

According to Barbra, the Democrats are not speaking their minds courageously. Well, hard to argue with that.

What IS a bit hard to swallow is Babs' insight into American politics:

"How can we ignore the obvious influence on the Bush Administration of such special interests as the oil industry, the chemical companies, the logging industry, the defense contractors, the mining industry, and the automobile industry, just to name a few? Many of these industries, run by big Republican donors and insiders, clearly have much to gain if we go to war against Iraq."

Barbra urges the Democrats "to publicly convey this message to the American people." Hmm...a rather complex message, no?

Let's see if I've got this straight. A liberated Iraq would mean millions of gallons of oil on the market which would sent prices plummeting. Bush's good old boys in Houston probably wouldn't like this one bit. No obscene profits here.

The chemicals industry? Well, the market price for a six pack of for Sarin would certainly go down.

Mining? I guess a couple of Daisy Cutters are bound to expose some rich new mineral deposits.

The auto industry? Well, you're gonna need a lot more Toyotas to satisfy a free and prosperous Arab market.

But the timber industry, that's a problem. What do they get out of it?

But wait! The Fertile Crescent runs right down the middle of Mesopotamia. The timber industry has coveted that region for thousands of years. Of course, here's the smoking gun! Bush needs to invade Iraq for its vast timber resources.

I better call Barbra about this. You can too. Her number is 310-395-3599

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