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janúar 08, 2003

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Thomas Friedman spyr sig hvort hugsanlegt str vi rak myndi snast um olu. Svar hans er "j, a minnsta kosti a hluta til". Hann spyr hins vegar framhaldi annarar spurningar, a er hvort a s rttltanlegt a heyja str a hluta til vegna olu.

a er nttrulega augljst a Bandarkjamenn gera arar krfur til raka heldur en annarra ja heims. etta er augljst v hvernig eir taka til a mynda me algjrum silkihnskum kommnistum Norur-Kreu, sem svelta j sna en hafa nga peninga til a framleia kjarnorkuvopn.

Friedman spyr sig hvort a s eitthva athugavert a Bandarkjamenn vilji hafa einhver hrif olulindir raka. Er virkilega betra a Saddam Hussein skuli ra yfir eim. a er augljst a raska jin hefur ekki noti gs af oluaulindunum, heldur hafa peningarnar fari a byggja upp herinn og hallir handa Hussein.

a, sem fr hins vegar Bush til a lta illa t er a almenningur rum lndum er v a Bandarkjamenn muni nota oluna svo eir geti haldi uppi snum orkufreka lfstl. Bandarkjamenn nota langmest allra ja heimi af olu og vinsldir jeppa ar landi hafa aldrei veri meiri. eir hafa lka neita a samykkja Kyoto samninginn og v lta margir a Bandarkjamnnum s nkvmlega sama um umhverfi og a eir vilji bara halda a keyra snum jeppum og menga meira en allar jir.

Friedman ltur a Bush eigi a koma v til skila a ef olulindunum er komi r hndum Hussein veri a allri heimsbygginni til ga, ekki bara Bandarkjamnnum. Ola er aaleldsneyti um allan heim og v yri a gott fyrir viskipti um allan heim ef olunni yri komi r hndum Hussein til byrgari aila.

Friedman segir:

I have no problem with a war for oil ? if we accompany it with a real program for energy conservation. But when we tell the world that we couldn't care less about climate change, that we feel entitled to drive whatever big cars we feel like, that we feel entitled to consume however much oil we like, the message we send is that a war for oil in the gulf is not a war to protect the world's right to economic survival ? but our right to indulge. Now that will be seen as immoral.

And should we end up occupying Iraq, and the first thing we do is hand out drilling concessions to U.S. oil companies alone, that perception would only be intensified.

And that leads to my second point. If we occupy Iraq and simply install a more pro-U.S. autocrat to run the Iraqi gas station (as we have in other Arab oil states), then this war partly for oil would also be immoral.

Hann lkur svo greininni essum orum:

If, on the other hand, the Bush team, and the American people, prove willing to stay in Iraq and pay the full price, in money and manpower, needed to help Iraqis build a more progressive, democratizing Arab state ? one that would use its oil income for the benefit of all its people and serve as a model for its neighbors ? then a war partly over oil would be quite legitimate. It would be a critical step toward building a better Middle East.

So, I have no problem with a war for oil ? provided that it is to fuel the first progressive Arab regime, and not just our S.U.V.'s, and provided we behave in a way that makes clear to the world we are protecting everyone's access to oil at reasonable prices ? not simply our right to binge on it.

etta eru vissulega athyglisverar plingar hj Friedman, sem er srfringur um mlefni Mi-Austurlanda og alls engin klappstra fyrir utanrkisstefnu Bandarkjastjrnar.

Annars er lka athyglisvert a nna eru gangi bandarsku sjnvarpi auglsingar, sem halda v fram a eir, sem keyri um jeppum, su a leggja hryjuverkamnnum li.

egar g bj Bandarkjunum var gangi svipu herfer, ar sem v var haldi fram eiturlyfjaneytendur vru a leggja hryjuverkamnnum li. etta var nttrulega hlf asnalegt, v a eiturlyfin koma flest fr Klumbu. ar eru a vissulega hryjuverkamenn (til dmis FARC), sem njta gs af slunni. eir hryjuverkamenn eru aallega uppteknir af v a drepa ftkt flk snum eigin lndum og v var a hpi a nota tenginguna vi 11. september eim auglsingum.

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