Osama bin Laden used Poppy Bush's establishment of U.S. military bases in Saudi Arabia as a pretext to the 9/11 attacks on American soil. Now Dubya intends to establish almost 60 military bases in Iraq, and he is demanding immunity from prosecution for the Pentagon's civilian military contractors. Free get-out-of-jail cards for all DoD friends to do whatever rocks their socks. These conditions would run indefinitely, which dovetails nicely with John McCain's wish to stay in Iraq 100 years.
The Iraqi government considers the terms unacceptable. So should Americans. It's going to cost us financially, and it could lead to another terrorist attack on our soil.
Is land mass the determining factor in the number of bases or do you think stategic factors like the proximity to potentially hostile countries or threats might be more important? If the latter, then what is the relevance of your reference to California?ReplyDelete