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Is the Iraq war about oil  
Oil Pricing and the Price of Oil   
The short answer is yes.

       "This war, say analysts, is about
                             power and oil.

 Glaring loophole in the recently vetoed Iraq spending bill!


Hard to Deny: Iraq is All About the Oil

How the U.S. is working to secure Iraq's oil -- one of the most important sources of petrochemical energy on the planet -- and how the Iraqis are resisting.

Iraqi Troops Face Off Against Striking Oil Workers
The strike, which began with domestic    Iraqi Blocs Opposed to Draft Oil Bill
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Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008, 7:00 PM Support the Troops, End the War -Pioneer Square at Broadway & Morrison
720 SW Broadway Ave Portland, OR 97201
Directions: Either take the Max light rail to Pioneer Square or park in the garage on Taylor between Park and Broadway, or you can park on the street nearby.
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Description This is a peace rally. Like Mother Teresa said: "I will never attend an anti-war rally. But you hold a peace rally, and I'll be there." So we will hold a peaceful candlelight vigil to end the War in Iraq and pull all troops out of the country. This war must end now! Are we going to wait around for another troop escalation by a desperate Republican war machine? I don't think so. Vietnam-time people! Let's stop this!

Reflections on the Invasion of Iraq
Experts on military and foreign affairs assess the past and present outlook on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.


Study: Bushies Lied 935 Times to Sell Iraq Invasion
By Charles Lewis, Mark Reading-Smith, The Center for Public Integrity
Bush and his top officials waged a campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Read more Â»

Bush "Untruths"
More Lies and Flip-Flops from the Great Misleader....George W. Bush...
Have you seen the headlines? President Bush is quietly negotiating an agreement with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to keep our troops there indefinitely--an agreement that could include permanent bases and a massive military presence for years!1 Bush is trying to tie the hands of the next administration to keep us in Iraq for the foreseeable future.This is a pivotal moment—the agreement is still in the planning stages and if we don't act now, we could be stuck in Iraq for decades.  It's critical to push Democrats into opposing this. Right now, President Bush's troop reduction plan has fooled some people into thinking we're headed toward an exit in Iraq—but this move makes it clear he's literally committing the U.S. to a war with no end. It's an extreme policy and Congress can stop it—but whether they do depends on how loud we are.

Can you sign the petition demanding that Congress act to stop the president from committing to a massive military presence in Iraq for decades? We'll deliver your comments to your representatives by the end of the week—there's no time to waste. Clicking here will add your name:

General Petraeus distorted the facts to sell the Iraq "surge." 
Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper to set the record straight!

Civilian Death Toll in Iraq May Top 1 Million

Holocaust Denial, American Style

Institutionally unwilling to consider America's responsibility for the bloodbath, the traditional media have refused to acknowledge the massive number of Iraqis killed since the invasion.

The average American believes that 10,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since the US invasion in March 2003. The most commonly cited figure in the media is 70,000. But the actual number of people who have been killed is most likely more than one million....

The estimate of more than one million violent deaths in Iraq was confirmed again two months ago in a poll by the British polling firm Opinion Research Business, which estimated 1,220,580 violent deaths since the US invasion. This is consistent with the study conducted by doctors and scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health more than a year ago. Their study was published in the Lancet, Britain's leading medical journal. It estimated 601,000 people killed due to violence as of July 2006; but if updated on the basis of deaths since the study, this estimate would also be more than a million. These estimates do not include those who have died because of public health problems created by the war, including breakdowns in sewerage systems and electricity, shortages of medicines, etc....

Is Washington responsible for a holocaust in Iraq? That is the question that almost everyone here wants to avoid. So the holocaust is denied
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Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.

September 11 , 2007 - PDF Iraq: The People's Report,
United for Peace and Justice responds to the Petraeus Report.
Baghdad Embassy Investigated for Labor Trafficking and Abuse
'Massacre?' -- 'What Massacre?' -- Haditha
I have spoken out against the war in Iraq since before it began. 
I have outlined a plan to turn the page in Iraq and end the war.  Sign on to the plan today:
British Criticize U.S. Air Attacks in Afghan Region By CARLOTTA GALL
Senior British commander said the unacceptably high level of civilian casualties caused by
American Special Forces was making it difficult to win over local people.
Iraq Is About to Become a Lot Worse  

Iraq Is About to Become a Lot Worse
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig
The sad truth about Iraq in the near future is that it will get much, much worse, whether American troops stay or leave. Read more »

 Occupation:  The Inconvenient Truth About Iraq
Anthony Russo  

THE crisis over Iraq’s refugees is the first major policy issue in which Iraqi civilians are front and center. We debate how the surge looks today or how oil will be distributed tomorrow on the banks of a swelling river of human misery: two million Iraqis who couldn’t bear to live in Iraq anymore, and another two million displaced internally but too poor to flee.

Representatives from dozens of countries and international nongovernmental organizations have gathered in Geneva to discuss what might be done in the wake of the largest population shift in the Middle East since 1948. The world is asking what George W. Bush, who started the war in Iraq and presides over the country that historically accepts more refugees than any other, will do for these desperate people.

Many of them will most likely be denied refuge...
Hounded by Insurgents, Abandoned by Us
How will the United States help those Iraqis whose belief in us cost them their country?

Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation
By Raed Jarrar, Joshua Holland, AlterNet
More than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected for the first time on Tuesday the continuing occupation of their country. The U.S. media ignored the story. Read more »

'NYT' Bares US Payments On Civilian Casualties in Iraq  Editor & Publisher - USA
... military forces have killed or injured in Iraq drew wide attention last year in the wake of disclosures of alleged massacres at Haditha and other sites. ...

How Analysts in the Arab World View the Occupation of Iraq

Iraq: still not all about the U.S.

  Op-Chart: 31 Days in Iraq
A visual depiction of the continuing human cost of the Iraq war.
Editorial: Bleak Iraq Report sectarian identities are hardening and violence is spiraling
Iraqi Death Toll: Why the UN Can’t Count  By Jon Wiener,
The UN has drastically underreported the number of Iraqis killed in 2006.
“The first problem with the UN count is that refers only to civilians — and thus almost certainly omitted deaths of Iraqi policemen, soldiers, insurgent fighters, and members of private 
militias like the Badr brigade.”

 Media Sham for Iraq War Is Happening Again

The mainstream media that misled the public into the war with Iraq is now trumpeting so-called analysis about why we should stay, but their rhetoric is just another betrayal of journalistic responsibility.

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Iraq Doesn't Need Any More Heavy WeaponsIraq Doesn't Need Any More Heavy Weapons
Stephen Pizzo, News for Real
War on Iraq: The Baker-Hamilton report proposes to "beef up Iraqi military" with billions in new hardware -- the absolute last thing the war-torn country needs.

We Must Prevent Permanent Bases in Iraq  
David Swanson,

January 27 MarchWar on Iraq: Congress passed a law banning permanent bases in Iraq and the Baker-Hamilton Report suggests that Bush state we don't have long-term plans - meanwhile, construction continues.

Winning and Losing
A recent USA Today/Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans say it was a mistake to send troops to Iraq. This sentiment is on par with attitudes throughout most of the year, although slightly more negative than found in September. The current situation in Iraq continues to be one of the three issues Americans say they are most likely to take into account when voting in the November congressional elections. Americans are increasingly likely to say that the Democrats rather than the Republicans can best handle the situation in Iraq.

Alexander Cockburn       The war in Iraq: A dreadful mistake 
July 7, 2006- America will see, over the years to come, thousands of traumatized soldiers trying to reenter civil society and resume their peacetime lives. Many will never shake off the traumas instilled by months of service in Iraq, and thousands of families and communities, not to mention the soldiers themselves, will be paying the price while the supreme commanders who launched this war will be making money from lectures and memoirs.
                      And, of course, back in Iraq, there are already thousands who will only remember America as the land that sent soldiers who shot their brothers or sisters or cousins, or tortured them in prison, or destroyed their homes, or leveled their neighborhoods  with high explosive from an airplane.
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 "Loose ends: " The attacks on America, September 11, 2000
 The War in Iraq is Over      The Fog of war....      A Free Press     John Murtha  

Situation Called Dire in West Iraq:  Anbar Is Lost Politically, Marine Analyst Says
By Thomas E. Ricks Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, September 11, 2006; Page A01
The chief of intelligence for the Marine Corps in Iraq recently filed an unusual secret report concluding that the prospects for securing that country's western Anbar province are dim and that there is almost nothing the U.S. military can do to improve the political and social situation there, said several military officers and intelligence officials familiar with its contents.  The officials described Col. Pete Devlin's classified assessment of the dire state of Anbar as the first time that a senior U.S. military officer has filed so negative a report from Iraq.  One Army officer summarized it as arguing that in Anbar province, "We haven't been defeated militarily but we have been defeated politically -- and that's where wars are won and lost." 

The Real Agenda  Much of the Bush administration's response to the attacks of Sept. 11 had far less to do with fighting Osama bin Laden than with expanding presidential power. 
The Cost of Executive Arrogance  The president’s constant efforts to assert his power to act without consent or consultation has warped the war on terror. The unity and sense of national purpose that followed 9/11 is gone, replaced by suspicion and divisiveness that never needed to emerge. The president had no need to go it alone — everyone wanted to go with him. Both parties in Congress were eager to show they were tough on terrorism. But the obsession with presidential prerogatives created fights where no fights needed to occur and made huge messes out of programs that could have functioned more efficiently within the rules.

Our Military-Industrial Boondoggle   "We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."   Dwight D. Eisenhower

More Chaos in Iraq       Are we winning hearts are minds, or alienating more Iraqi people?
Other Options in Iraq and Across the Globe  

Here are some facts about the larger atrocity which occurred at Falluhah

How we get out of Iraq with Dignity

Great Britain and Iraq  British motivations for participating in colonial exploitation of Iraq run deep.

Iraqi Unions want us to End the Occupation Now...

Staying the course is no longer an option

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