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  •  The MIC was losing ground in the Clinton era. (3+ / 0-)

    They needed a new permanent enemy to replace the Soviet Union. A large part of their goal was not merely Iraq, but to sow the dragon's teeth generally in the Middle East and ensure there would be many generations to come of Terrorists for Americans to fear and hate -- and willingly give the Owners money for protection.

    The Oil Boys backed it because they wanted the Iraqi oil fields. Shrub wanted to get Saddam to prove he was a bigger man than his Daddy.

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