Chomsky's book is a must have: Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project)
Learn about "The Zionists, the Oil Companies, and Washington" as she explains it on p27.
It is disgusting how people play this game that we are actaully going to allow democracy in Iraq. What the US is doing is setting up an Arab facade just like the British did.
It is really increadible how so many people play along with the idea that the US goals are noble.
"(We need an) ..Arab facade ruled and administered under British guidance and controlled by a native Mohammedan and, as far as possible, by an Arab staff.... There should be no actual incorporation of the conquered territory in the dominions of the conqueror, but the absorption may be veiled by such constitutional fictions as a protectorate, a sphere of influence, a buffer state and so on?. - Lord Curzon on installing the puppet Feisal as King of Iraq