As the Bush administration continues to bask in the glory of its “liberation” of Iraq, evidence is creeping into the mainstream media that Iraq is in a state of disaster. Civilian casualties continue to mount and appear to be far more extensive than what was previously believed. Scenes of “chaos and looting” dominate the airwaves, at least when the media is not talking about how the United States needs to invade Syria next. Meanwhile, admist the looting the United States’ priorities are becoming clear — they are protecting the oil ministry instead of stopping the looting of museums, instead of cleaning up unexploded munitions, and instead of assisting the wounded — while new documents support the idea that this war had more than a little to do with oil.
- Common Dreams: US Blamed for Failure to Stop Sacking of Museum
- Arab News: Unexploded Munitions Continue to Maim
- WW3 Report: Civilian Casualties: Massive, Invisible
- CounterPunch: Secret Bechtel Documents Reveal: Yes, It Is About Oil