"If you laid all of the (PhD) economists end to end, to tell you which way to go, they would look like the spokes of a wheel."
October 1, 2016
There was ONLY ONE REASON that Bush invaded Iraq, and that was/is to control all of the oil in the Middle East. And this made Bin Laden angry. But Bin Laden made a serious mistake in thinking we were also there to preach Christianity. This resulted in the creation of the Taliban.
ISIS is nothing more that the grandchild of Bin Laden, etc., and they will keep terrorizing us here and there until we completely leave their countries.
But there is a way out of this mess. We just need to go into a MASSIVE renewable energy program and make ourselves completely independent of Arab oil. The prestigious Lawrence Livermore Energy Lab. has said we can do it.
And one more thing, if we don’t admit to the younger generation of Arabs that it really was OIL and not RELIGION and APOLOGIZE to them for all of the death and destruction we caused, they will still continue to terrorize us forever, even after we leave.
There!! I said the unthinkable: APOLOGIZE. But if you stop and think about it, I am sure that sometime in your life somebody has mistreated you badly and when they finally apologized, you found it amazing how quickly you got over it.
The “falling out” that we are having in the Middle East for the last 14 years was caused by our (read Bush’s) pride.
And we all learn as we get older that it is true that
“Pride goeth before a fall.”
It’s past time that we swallow our pride (like we did in Viet Nam) and get the hell out of the Middle East too.
Wendell H. Williams
Former Democratic Nominee
U.S. Congress (CA 10)