Let us for once be clear about those reasons: if Iraq didn’t have oil, we wouldn’t have invaded them. If their main export was strawberries, we wouldn’t be there. So whatever else anyone might say – WMD, 9/11, terrorists, Al Qaeda, Israeli lobby, Saddam was a bad guy – the basic subterranean reason for us being in Iraq is this: there’s a lot of unexploited oil under that desert sand, and there are US companies who are very good at getting that oil out, and there’s an oil law in front of the Iraqi parliament now that gives these companies the right to get that oil out, and the President and the Vice-President of the US are oil men.
You can tell me till you’re blue in the face about bad Saddam and bad WMD and good spreading of freedom and dire necessity of us having permanent military bases in the Middle East, and you may be right, but to me the most obvious dots to connect spell O-I-L.
Anyway: to get back to the odious Nazi analogy. Let’s see where it takes us.
Hitler had the Germans behind him because they were real sore at having lost WWI and all those reparations they had to pay. Plus he told them they’d been stabbed in the back by the Jews.
Now isn’t it a fact that a good part of the US is still sore at having lost the war in Vietnam? You know those Americans. You’re probably one of them: we would’ve won the war in Vietnam, but we were stabbed in the back by war-protesting hippies and the liberal media who made us pull out when we were winning.
We didn’t cause our humiliation: no, it’s the fault of those draft-dodging hippies. They’re the ones who made America lose to a bunch of peasants in black pajamas.
Why do we make all these excuses? Here’s why: our pride suffered. We’re America, the great America, users of 25% of the world’s resources, supremo oil-guzzlers of the planet, and we’re entitled to our lifestyle, it’s our oil, dammit, and we don’t take kindly to having our pride hurt, because we’re entitled to our pride, because God is on our side and we’re the best country that ever was bar none in the history of the world.