August 8, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
The U.S. Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About Oil (John B. Judis, 8/08/14, New Republic)
Last night, President Barack Obama announced that he was authorizing American airtstrikes in Iraq. He described his intervention as a "humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain" and as an effort "to protect our American personnel." One word that he didn't mention is "oil," but it lies near the center of American motives for intervention.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2014 8:24 PM