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Obviously Oil

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 · No Comments

Dennis Kucinich, a Democratic hopeful for the 2004 presidency and Congressman from Ohio, wrote this excellent commentary that the Washington Post refused to print (who says big business, whch pays the government and the media, aren’t in bed?):

A snippet from the commentary:

    What commodity accounts for 83 percent of total exports from the Persian Gulf? What is the U.S. protecting with our permanent deployment of about 25,000 military personnel, 6 fighter squadrons, 6 bomber squadrons, 13 air control and reconnaissance squadrons, one aircraft carrier battle group, and one amphibious ready group based at 11 military installations in the countries of the Persian Gulf? (Note, the disproportionate troop deployments in the Middle East aren’t there to protect the people, who constitute only 2 percent of the world population.)

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