This video from the USA says about itself:
PALIN: “Iraq War IS over OIL” !!? SHOCK – Sarah Questions McCain Rationale On Iraq War.
Remember those Bush supporting pundits going berserk whenever someone mentioned the word “oil” in connection to the Iraq war?
Well, after the US Republicans, their Australian allies now admit that … err … the connecters were right, and the hysterical pundits were wrong …
From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
Iraq deployment linked to oil: Nelson
Posted Thu Jul 5, 2007, 8:48am AEST
[Australian Rightist] Defence Minister Brendan Nelson says securing the world’s oil supply is one of the Federal Government’s considerations as it decides how long to keep troops in Iraq. …
Speaking ahead of the release, Dr Nelson confirmed the Government viewed Australia’s involvement in Iraq as partially driven by the need to secure oil supplies, although he said the main reason was to ensure that the humanitarian crisis did not worsen.
So, apart from at last admitting a truth, Nelson added rank hypocrisy about “the humanitarian crisis” in Iraq … caused by Nelson’s big boss George W Bush and Nelson’s small boss Howard. Who brought definitely more jails, more torture, more death, more unemployment, less women’s rights, less gay rights, far less electricity and water, to Iraq; and far more refugees from Iraq, than in the darkest days of Saddam Hussein.
“Obviously the Middle East itself, not only Iraq, but the entire region is an important supplier of energy, oil in particular, to the rest of the world.”
[Australian opposition leader] Mr Rudd says the statement is a clear backflip on what the Howard Government said when the Iraq war started.
“Mr Howard makes it up as he goes along on Iraq,” he said.
“Mr Howard was asked back in 2003 whether this war had anything to do with oil. Mr Howard said in no way did this have anything to do with oil.
Well, the Bushies had to come with some excuse more truthful than so far for continuing their bloody war, after their lies on Weapons of Mass Destruction, on supposed 9/11-Iraq links (see also here), on “bringing democracy to Iraq“, have all fallen flat …
Also on this: here.
Want to Impeach Cheney? Think July 23rd.
The impeachment movement is gaining traction, and now is the time to push it all the way to success. Over the weekend, you made Impeach Cheney the number 1 video on Youtube!
On Friday, for the first time, a polling company asked Americans if they want Cheney impeached. A majority of 54% said Yes, and the poll was reported in the media. Congressman John Conyers even cited it on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
On July 4 – how appropriate! — our Impeach Bush and Cheney petition passed 100,000 signatures! So now we’re raising the bar to 1 million. Have you and everyone you know signed?
Also on July 4, Los Angeles opened an Impeachment Center, and on July 5 Philadelphia held an impeachment forum (see the video).
July 23, 2007, is the fifth anniversary of the Downing Street Meeting, the meeting at Number 10 Downing Street at which the head of British intelligence reported that Bush and Cheney were intent on invading Iraq and were going to “fix the intelligence and facts around the policy.” The meeting was recorded in the Downing Street Minutes which were leaked in May 2005. It was then that we launched AfterDowningStreet.org.
This July 23rd, a Monday, Cindy Sheehan will lead a march from Arlington National Cemetery (gather there at 10 a.m.) to Capitol Hill, to the office of Congressman John Conyers to ask him to move forward with impeachment. We will wear orange that day, a color that has come to stand for nonviolent revolution. We encourage as many people as possible to join us, and if you cannot, to phone Congressman Conyers’ office that day asking him to move forward on impeachment: (202) 225-5126.
Cindy Sheehan plans to announce her candidacy that day for Congress, challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to represent the 8th District of California. Sheehan’s candidacy is motivated by Pelosi’s actively blocking the impeachment of Cheney and Bush, but Sheehan won’t run if Pelosi endorses impeachment. Please phone Pelosi’s office right away and as often as you can to encourage her to support impeachment: (202) 225-0100.
The 23rd in DC is part of a march from Texas to New York. Cindy Sheehan, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and others are leading a march/drive from Crawford, Texas, to New York City. The march will include stops at the district offices of House Judiciary Committee Members Mel Watt, and Bobby Scott. You can organize a meeting, protest, honk-a-thon, or sit-in at your Congress Member’s office. One way to get organized is with this system. You can find events and create them here. And you can meet people in Facebook. Below is the route and a link for more information and to get involved.
July 10 Crawford Tx Houston Tx
July 11 Houston Tx. New Orleans La.
July 12 New Orleans La. Montgomery Al.
July 13 Montgomery Al. Ft. Benning Ga
July 14 Ft. Benning Ga Atlanta Ga.
July 15 Atlanta Ga. Gainsville Ga.
July 16 Ganisville Ga. Clemson SC
July 17 Clemson SC Charlotte NC
July 18 Charlotte NC Greensboro NC
July 19 Greensboro NC Lynchburg VA
July 20 Lynchburg VA Charlottesville VA (rally at 6 p.m.)
July 21 Charlottesville VA Richmond VA
July 22 Richmond VA Arlington VA
July 23 Arlington Cem White House/ Capitol
July 23 Washington DC Philadelphia PA
July 24 Philadelphia PA Allentown PA
July 25 Allentown PA New York City NY
July 26 United Nations Action
July 27 Begin to Gather at Central Park
July 28 TBA
July 29 Gathering of Hearts Fest Central Park
We’ve Got New Ways to Promote the Impeach Bush and Cheney Petition: You Can Help
To reach our goal of 1 million signatures, we need you to spread the word to your friends. And to encourage you, we’ve added a new tool that lets you keep track of which of your friends actually sign the petition.
There are several ways you can spread the word:
1. Visit our petition page and enter the email addresses of your friends in the box
2. Visit our petition page, send yourself a copy of the petition, and forward that copy to your friends
3. Create your own customized link and send it to your friends:
(of course you must replace email@example.com with the email you use for your Democrats.com login)
To see which friends actually sign up, login to Democrats.com, click “My account”
and click the “Referrals” tab.
Honk to Impeach
Summer is a great time to be outdoors holding signs, making noise, and making new friends. Use our calendar to schedule a honking event or to find the one nearest you:
Join our Impeachment Group on Facebook
Got a Facebook profile yet? If you don’t, now’s a good time to create one.
We’ve set up a new group to coordinate impeachment efforts among Facebook members: The Nationwide Movement to Impeach Cheney and Bush. Let’s make this the biggest group on Facebook!
Our new community organizer, Jacob Park, would like to ask you to do two things:
1. Go to the group page, click on SHARE, and then click on POST. This will post the group to your Mini-Feed so that all your friends can see it. Then invite at least ten of your friends directly (and tell them to invite at least ten friends).
2. Check the group page regularly. There will definitely be actions that you can do and good events near you.
3. Speaker Pelosi and most Democrats have Facebook pages where you can “write on their wall.” We have all the links, so why not write your own impeachment message and copy it onto all of their walls?
Get an “Impeach Cheney?” Cap Free?
USAlone.com is giving away 3,500 custom-embroidered “Impeach Cheney?” caps you can wear wherever you go to build grassroots support for impeaching Cheney.
The “?” is meant to provoke thought – but it only takes a second’s worth of thought to answer that question.
If you want to collect petition signatures, the cap is a great way to attract signers. Use our print petition:
Click to access petition-4.pdf
The caps are free but donations to offset the cost are greatly appreciated.
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