Aug 11, 2016

The Daily Show On The Iraq War 1 - The Buildup To The War In Iraq

A collection of Daily Show videos as Bush/Republicans prepared to mislead the Nation in a quest to make money off of oil (as he did before President but now he had an army to help him and a Nation ready to sacrifice it's young to help Bush). Here is how it looked on the Daily Show.

SHOWDOWN: IRAQ? - WEAPONS INSPECTION DECEMBER 2, 2002 - Iraqi soldiers warmly greet U.N. weapons inspectors and their accompanying press. (1:27)

NORTH KOREA VS. IRAQ JANUARY 7, 2003 - Saddam Hussein gasses his own people and nobody likes a people gasser. (3:05)

                                                                     Related story;

SHOWDOWN: IRAQ? - ZERO TOLERANCE JANUARY 13, 2003 - Ari Fleischer explains that Saddam Hussein will have to figure out exactly what zero tolerance means. (4:14)

PLANNED WAR WITH IRAQ JANUARY 20, 2003 - The Bush Administration plans a war with Iraq and a staring contest with North Korea is on deck. (2:28)

SLOWDOWN IRAQ - THE SHIELDS FEBRUARY 4, 2003 - You've got to know things aren't going well when your own citizens are willing to be human shields for the enemy. (2:43)

SLOWDOWN: IRAQ - U.N. MARCH 10, 2003 - Let's get to know some of the countries that will sway the outcome of the military action in Iraq. (3:52)

The UN is basically a joke and the US can take unilateral action at will (& often does)

LEAVING IRAQ MARCH 17, 2003 - Steve Carell is informed of the imminent nature of the strike against Iraq and immediately leaves for The Daily Show studio. (4:13)

Later we got more proof that the Iraq War was being planned for oil;

Halliburton got $7B in no-bid Iraq contracts

During Vice President Dick Cheney's tenure as its chief executivethe Halliburton Corporation altered its accounting policies so it could report as revenue more than $100 million in disputed costs on big construction projects, public filings by the company show. Halliburton did not disclose the change to investors for over a year.

Vice President Dick Cheney’s stock options in Halliburton rose from $241,498 in 2004 to over $8 million in 2005, an increase of more than 3,000 percent, as Halliburton continues to rake in billions of dollars from no-bid/no-audit government contracts.

Bush's Legacy: New Iraq Oil Law To Open Iraq’s Oil Reserves to Western Companies

The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money

Bush's Legacy: Fired Army Whistleblower Receives $970K for Exposing Halliburton No-Bid Contracts in Iraq

Dick Cheney: The Ultimate Laissez-Faire Capitalist...

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