Of course the war is all about profit

When I read the rebuttal letter against capping gas profits, on March 22, my thoughts were of anger. When I finished reading the letter, my thoughts were only of pity.

Ignorance is no longer an excuse for what’s going in our world today. To believe that Bush and his oil buddies are going to cap their own profits is beyond ignorance, it’s stupid. Moreover, the rebuttal against this idea expects the reader to think that oil companies, politicians and our military machine play in separate sand boxes and the excessive gas prices are like storms that come and go with bad weather.

The writer of this rebuttal and people like him believe almost every word from Bush’s Brigade, his cronies and columnists like George Will. They use complicated theories and right-wing rhetoric to sound intelligent along with the flippant trump card of fear called terrorism once flaws of their own debate are visible for all to see.

What we’re witnessing now is the culmination of power in our government’s underbelly with one of its own in the White House. For the last 45 years this powerful regime has used democracy and terrorism as their cause for invading and overthrowing countries for monetary reasons.

Ordinary people no longer have any control in government matters; therefore we do not live in a democracy. I think our government operates more like a democratic monarchy.

Is it only a coincidence gas prices escalate each time a negative opinion poll regarding Iraq is released? Maybe you’ll learn your lesson when gas is closer to $5 a gallon.

Ken Hopstad


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