Monday, May 01, 2006

Which Way Should We Look At Iraq, Then?

Here's an interesting proposal raised in today's press Whitehouse briefing:
Q The war in Iraq has cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars. What is wrong with asking Iraq to give the United States $200 billion or $300 billion in free oil to repay us for their liberation, and to help our prices?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, first of all, let's look at the way the President is approaching this, and the reason the President made the decision to go in and remove the regime from power.

This was a brutal regime that was a threat to the region and to the world, and that's why the President made the decision to go in there and remove Saddam Hussein and his regime from power. It goes to laying the foundation of peace for generations to come.

So I look at it in terms of the peace and security of the American people for generations. And that's the way the President is approaching it. I haven't looked at it in the way you're looking at it.
Perhaps you should Scotty. BTW, I thought that the oil was to be used to pay for the war, no? Isn't that the way they sold this to us in the first place? It's certainly not what is happening now, is it?

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