Originally Posted by WolfLarsen
Well, trying to rob the oil from Iraq didn't work out so good, so I guess they figure they need a pipeline from Canada. The American war machine got its butt kicked over there in Iraq, just like in Vietnam. A little ecological devastation in Canada is a picnic compared to what the Bush and Obama regimes did to the people of Iraq.
You know, instead of more investment in oil and American military aggression in the Middle East to steal the oil of Iraq and Iran I'd like to see more investment in solar and wind power. But that ain't gonna happen under capitalism. The oil companies have to much power!
But who knows. Maybe they won't need the oil pipeline if they invade Iran and install some other puppet just like the Shah.
While Iraq war was stupid and not needed, we didn't exactly get our ass handed to us. Obama didn't start that either and he facilitated leaving the place. Vietnam was much much worse.
Otherwise I agree... a trillion dollars that we used in Iraq could have probably put up a lot of solar and wind power plants, established multiple high speed rail lines, and built out an infrastructure that would support the distribution of hydrogen..that we could use to run our vehicles on. The most abundant resource we have and burns clean.