This Space for Rent

A neoconservative paradise

It's the Paradise that is Iraq! (I take no responsibilities for the pack of lies that is the CIA factbook, aside from noting the interesting way they say "unprovoked invasion by the United States")

The United States no longer expects to see a model new democracy, a self-supporting oil industry or a society in which the majority of people are free from serious security or economic challenges, U.S. officials say.

If it wasn't for the 65% unemployment, the total lack of womens rights, the almost total lack of mens rights, the lack of religious freedom, the ongoing civil war, the occupation and continued looting by a rogue state, why, it would be a lovely place for summer vacations.

I'm particularly impressed that the United States has managed to competely destroy the oil business in Iraq, a country which has something on the order of 12%(?) of the known world reserves of oil. But then again if Iraq had an oil industry, Halliburton couldn't bill US$1.60/gallon for shipping oil into Iraq, so it's an ill wind that doesn't blow a friend of the B*sh junta some good.