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    • N.Keller
    • 09.08.07 | 12:46 (IDT)

    So Messrs Bush has done it again: he backtracked on yet another promise. There was a good case to be made back in the day that the invasion of Iraq was intended to free America from dependence on Saudi oil-supplies to a certain extent, as well as provide leverage against the ever oil-hungrier Chinese in the future by having the hands on the tab. Now that this boat has practically sunk, the "break with past-policies towards the Middle East" that Bush proclaimed with pride inflated chest after 9/11 just isn't an option anymore. Having said that, there are some good points to be made in support of the arms deal with regards to geopolitical strategy. There is a good Pro&Con debate going on on this website [url=http://www.atlantic-community.org/index.php/articles/view/Can_Saudi_Arabia_Be_Trusted%3F]here[/url]

    from the article: The mysteries of American logic
    First published 00:00 05.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.08.07
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