Congressman tells truth, is completely ignored.
On the floor of the house last Wednesday, Rep. Jim McDermott from the state of Washington gave a speech [text here] which put the Iraq war and the Presidents activities against Iran into historical perspective while also making it clear that its all about the oil.
He actually laid out the events of 1953 when the US and British governments conspired to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh. What was the reason behind this. Why the Iranian government was trying to reclaim its oil resources. The British had been taking 85% of the profits and had refused to open the books to Iran.
McDermott notes that Bush has approved covert actions in Iran. He sums up:
Overthrowing Iran in 1953 was all about oil. Invading Iraq was all about oil. And the new secret plot against Iran is all about oil.
Oil is the only benchmark this president and vice president want, and they will keep American soldiers fighting and dying until an oil law is passed in Iraq that gives Western oil companies control of the spigot.
It is time to unmask the latest doomed plot to overthrow Iran and past time to get out soldiers out of Iraq.
Nothing less than protecting our troops is acceptable.
Now go to Google and enter McDermott oil Iran and see what comes up. Nothing but blogs and Alternet.