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The Bush Agenda: Invading The World, One Economy At A Time

 

Original Source: Democracy Now

Via: Information Clearing House

Interview Conducted By: Amy Goodman

4/25/06

 

We speak with Antonia Juhasz about her new book, "The Bush Agenda: Invading The World, One Economy At A Time."

 

The Book tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations.

 

To listen to the audio and read the transcript:

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:D/Peace To All

 

The Bush Agenda: Invading The World, One Economy At A Time

 

Original Source: Democracy Now

Via: Information Clearing House

Interview Conducted By: Amy Goodman

4/25/06

 

We speak with Antonia Juhasz about her new book, "The Bush Agenda: Invading The World, One Economy At A Time."

 

The Book tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations.

 

To listen to the audio and read the transcript:

(www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_informationclearinghouse.info/article12844.htm"]Audio[/url]

 

 

Unfortunately, this has been the self-serving US agenda for many years now. It is the only way the US can maintain its preeminent economic position in the world or so it would appear has been American thinking from the day the first white settlers invaded the New World.

 

All is fair in business, including going to war and exterminating other people for the sake of maintaining and even extending Americans' economic power and position. Of course the Americans will never admit it, even if many of their own people do (but do not do anything about it because it will affect their own comfortable situation).

 

I did a study once upon a time on US control of/influence over/interference with international trade organizations (including regimes and agreements such as GATT, the Common Fund and now of course the WTA) and had to come to the regretable conclusion that indeed the US did exercise an unusual degree of control of/influence over/interference with them, to the extent of subverting the very aims of having them in the first place.

 

While one cannot blame the US for attempting to protect its own interests, certainly I think a case can be made out that in doing so rather too vigorously, the US is actually creating a resistance to what it is attempting to do. Surely the US does does not think that it can forever maintain its lifestyle or impose its will at the expense of the rest of the world.

 

Invading other countries is the worst example of such excessiveness, that one has to seriously question the perversity of such a course of action, which ultimately will not benefit anyone except those who are part of the military-industrial complex. Ordinary people will have to pay for such perversity on the part of the US, with their lives, property and the incalculable trauma - this includes Americans as well as the victims of such invasions.

 

It will only end when Americans stop thinking in terms of pure economic exploitation, capitalism and militarism and put greater emphasis on moral obligations. Will it ever happen is the big question.

 

yusufar

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