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Sunday, May 23, 2004
  Back to the common fare, conspiracies with villians

I listened to Larry Everest, speaking on C-SPAN2, but I can't find a link to it hereBOOK TV.ORG, nor at the Archives at the Commonwealth Club of California, nor even at his site Larry Everest, Author, but this is a summary of what I heardLarry Everest, Author: Oil, Power & Empire:
"This riveting and meticulously documented history of U.S. intervention in Iraq shows:

How the Bush administration seized on September 11 to consolidate a new global strategy of unbounded war for greater empire [?]

Why conquering Iraq is central to U.S. imperial objectives[?]

How the 2003 Iraq War grew out of over 80 years of foreign domination of the Middle East, yet also represents a radical leap in U.S. efforts to control the region[?]

How oil was a major objective of the war, not to fuel SUV's or reward favored corporations, but to secure a powerful weapon of empire[?]

How the U.S. is attempting to create an Iraqi client state, and why its occupation is spawning popular resistance[?]

How the Bush war juggernaut could be derailed[?]"
Sorry about the lack of a link to the broadcast, but it was a good program, and I had to agree with a lot of what he said. Not everything, but a great deal. Somewhere about the time he starts answering questions form the audience (and he might have done that twice, I was also reading the AJC at the time), he was telling a story about how he handles right wing criticisms and gave this quote as an excellent example:
"Saddam was put into power by people like you to kill people like me."
Which I thought was just a friggin' dynamite way to respond the next time someone relies on the 'Saddam was evil defense' for the war, and how can you be opposed to it?

He said some other things I thought with pointing to, but I was relying on finding the material, so no hand notes were taken beyound the above quote. 
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