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David Sadler For Congress (2002 archive)
" If we go to war [with Iraq], it's not about oil. But the day the war ends, it has everything to do with oil. "
-- Larry Goldstein, president of the Petroleum Industry Research Foundation, Wall Street Journal, " The Oil Companies Driving Bush's War: Planning a Post-War Oil Bonanza ", February 17, 2003 --
" It won't be long when you will see Iraqi oil flowing to Haifa ... It is just a matter of time until the pipeline is reconstituted and Iraqi oil will flow to the Mediterranean. "
-- Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Finance Minister said he expected an oil pipeline from Iraq to Israel to be reopened in the near future after being closed when Israel became a state in 1948., " Netanyahu says Iraq-Israel oil line will open in near future " , REUTERS, 06.21.2003 --
" The ... peaking of oil will never be accurately predicted until after the fact. But the event will occur, and my analysis is leaning me more by the month, the worry that peaking is at hand; not years away. If it turns out I'm wrong, then I'm wrong. But if I'm right, the unforeseen consequences are devastating...But unfortunately the world has no Plan B if I'm right. The facts are too serious to ignore. Sadly the pessimist-optimist debate started too late. "
-- Matthew Simmons, CFR member and G.W. Bush energy advisor to the secret Energy Task Force headed by Dick Cheney before 9/11, speaking candidly about Peak Oil at the May 27th, 2003 second international conference of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) which was meeting at the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) in Paris --
Q. Last year, you defended the administration's concept of depletion ... and the hydrogen proposal is really a fantasy. Don't you think it is time for a more enlightened energy policy [from the G.W. Bush Administration].
A. " That would be wonderful but I think that it is going to take a while. There really aren't any good energy solutions for bridges, to buy some time, from oil and gas to the alternatives. The only alternative right now is to shrink our economies. This is a tough question and I have no answers. " -- Matthew Simmons --
" We've been fighting for nearly 21 months -- fighting the administration, the White House ... As soon as we started looking for answers we were blocked, put off and ignored at every stop of the way. We were shocked. The White House is just blocking everything. " -- Monica Gabrielle, Her husband, Richard, an insurance broker who worked for Aon Corp. on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's Tower 2, died during the 9-11 attacks, " Bush's 9/11 coverup? ", By Eric Boehlert, salon.com, 20030618 --
Waco, Texas (No one came to the Davidian's defense.)
How much slaughter and torture are the American people willing to ignore and inflict upon the foreign peoples of the world?
How many American Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and the rest believe yet today that the Davidians got what they deserved?
How many First Amendment advocates and Constitutionalists turned a blind eye towards the Davidians' plight?
Waco gave us the answer to those questions.
Those who today bemoan the USA Patriot Act, the destruction of our Bill of Rights and Constitution, illegal and unjustified wars, torture and the abandonment by the US of the Geneva Conventions and basic human rights, all in the name of fighting this so-called 'War On Terrorism' and 'War On Drugs' need only reflect upon how they responded to the invasion of Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, USA and the murder of the men, women and children inside the boundaries of Davidian private property.
These tanks are your tanks. This fire is your fire. And the deaths of those innocent men, women and children are on your hands and your hearts.
Those are not the ashes of Waco. They are what remains of your principles and your commitment to the liberty guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Those are not flames burning the structure of Mount Carmel. They are the flames of the fire you set to the form of government whose foundation was the U.S. Constitution.