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02/02/2005:"Oiling The Wheels Of War"

I can't help wondering why Halliburton is pulling out of Iran...or why, after the "successful elections", the U.S. appears to have no plans for pulling out of Iraq. There's been some talk of the similarities between the recent iraq elections and some other foreign elections (a modified excerpt below):

New York Times, September 3, 1967:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3-- United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in [insert country]'s presidential election despite a [insert rebel group] terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.
According to reports from [insert country's major city], 83 per cent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened by the [insert rebel group].

By the way, we have some antiwar pages going here at Echopraxia