McCain's senior foreign policy advisor tied to global petro-influence peddling

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by SMM, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. SMM macrumors 65816

    SMM

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    Why does McCain want to extend our presence is Iraq? Well, most of us has suspected it was for oil. Well, now we know. Some have suggested the republicans may jerk his rug before the election. As each day passes, and another wound is opened, he may very well totally hemorrhage before Fall.
     
  2. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    The problem is that without this kind of crap, we're hamstrung insofar as being competitive with other countries.

    Used to be, we could bribe with the best of them. Congress then passed a law forbidding bribery. The immediate result was that Kubota killed Caterpillar in many countries, as an example. ("Shipping jobs overseas.") Our response then was for U.S. companies to hire "consultants" in foreign countries to "assist and advise" in trade deals. These consultants generally were of the local honcho's family or were in his close circle of advisors. Still, it's a less-efficient method as compared to our competitors' behavior.

    You can be pure or you can survive. Looks like we're not doing all that well at either...

    'Rat
     

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