Not that we're looking to bum you out more than usual these days, but the recent Petraeus Report and all the talk of extending troop levels exhumes the old question as to why we're over there. The staff of Cerebral Itch recently viewed Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash. It is extremely well done, authoritative and the most frightening thing you've seen on film since you wet you pants when you were 12 watching the Exorcist on VHS. And to entice our friends across the aisle to view this documentary, one doesn't have to worry about being smacked in the face by unnecessary partisan crap included in some other high-profile award-winning end of the world documentary.
And be sure to dip your toe back into reality and watch this clip from C-Span’s Washington Journal yesterday. Where Rep. Christopher Shays has a rare Republican moment of non-talking point candor. He was asked by a caller why we are still in Iraq, Shays admits it’s because we just can’t let any other country control all that oil.
source: Crooks and Liars