September 23rd, 2005


Don't mind me, just another rant.

The war in Iraq isn't about "freedom" for anybody.

Nor is it about ensuring a supply of oil. It's about controlling the price of oil. Iraq was a "rogue state" among OPEC members, with a tendency to ignore quotas. The same is true of Venezuela. You'll note how desperately the U.S. wants to unseat the Venezuelan president, Mr. Chaves.

When Mr. Bush took office, oil was trading at $11 or $12 a barrel. Now, we, or that is, Mr. Bush and his Saudi puppetmasters, control Iraq's oil... and the price is nudging $70 per barrel.
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Ol' Shep

I see that, to my mild surprise, Shepard Smith is back on TV. But I think he's being punished. They made him stand out in the wind and rain until his hat blew off.

Maybe he's just trying to outdo Anderson Cooper. "Nyah nyah nyah, I stood outside in a bigger wind than you did!"

What's that old saying about "not enough sense to come in out of the rain?"

Goodnight, Chet.
Goodnight, David.