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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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Just Where Are the Terrorists, Anyway?

Dec 9, 2002

The Wall Street Journal reported, in its November 27 issue: "The U.S. is pressing Saudi Arabia to block the flow of funds to terrorists, but is treading gently so as not to stir open resistance on Iraq."Now, let’s run through that one again. Bush says the U.S. has to go to war against Iraq to stop the terrorists–but it can’t afford to block funds to terrorists, because it wants to go to war.

No one should be surprised at this nonsensical reasoning–since Bush has done nothing but blow smoke ever since September 11.

His wars–first against Afghanistan, then against Iraq–are not about stopping terrorism. They are aimed at establishing U.S. control over the oil-rich Middle East, an area of the world in which the Bush family itself has a very big interest. We shouldn’t forget that the bin Laden clan and the Bush clan were for years partners in the Carlyle Group.