As Bush begins his five day campaign to sell the war the war in Iraq to the American people, the unbrainwashed know what to expect. Large hand picked crowds of cheering thongs of flag waving, Shell Oil and Halliburton stock holding people whose children aren't fighting overseas, looking more like a Nazi party rally than a representation of the majority of Americans, of which only 39% actually support the war. Taking a page from Hitler, Bush will admit no fault or wrong, and repeat the same lies over and over in hopes of continuing the Global War on Terror, oops, I mean the Global Struggle against terror. Whoops, I mean the Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism. And like the name for the war, the objectives of the war keep changing. First it was stop Saddam and his weapons of mass destruction. Then, it became about getting that evil Saddam feller, then after we caught him (or his double, Saddam's wife insists it's not him) it was about establishing an American like democracy in Iraq. Now it looks like Bush will have to settle for a Islamist Constitution in Iraq, replacing the only secular government in the region. So much for the Christianazi dream of wiping out the "Islamofascists".
In the mean time, Iran and Venezuela have announced cutting oil exports to the US, with Venezuela announcing it's plan to open a oil exporting company in China. China and Russia have announced that they will come to the aid of Iran should they be attacked by the US, which is something that Dick(head) Cheney is itching to do.(No wonder he built that $10 million dollar bunker under his house).
What this means to the American gas consumer is that with Ecuador cutting oil production, and less oil flowing to the US from Iran and Venezuela, oil prices are sure to jump even higher, meaning we all will be paying more than we already are per gallon for gas. Which is good news if you're a stockholder in a major oil company, bad news if you have a long commute to work, school, or any other place you need to go that can't effectively be reached by public transportation. With oil prices rising, anything that is shipped to your local grocery store are sure to rise in price as well.
Why is this happening? Well, in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez is still angry about attempts to undermine his presidency by the Bush administration, including an attempted coup that he feels was backed by the US, as well as US support for the wealthy non-Socialist minority opposition.(So much for supporting a democracy)Iran angry because the Bush administration has it in it's sights, threatening to nuke it if there is another terrorist attack on US soil, even if it(the terrorist attack) didn't originate from Iran.
What can you do? Nothing, as the evidence that Bush doesn't listen to the American people sits before you at Camp Casey. I suggest staying home this Labor Day weekend, as gas prices are sure to rise even higher by then. You can trade your SUV in on a more fuel efficient vehicle. You can walk to more places ( a lot of fat assed Americans could stand the excercise, myself included). Or, you can wave a flag like a magic wand and hope it all goes away. Good luck with that .