by Sarah Meyer
Global Research, April 8, 2008
"The War for oil in Basra appears to be setting the stage for Cheney’s U.S. War on Iran.
Before the Battle for Basra
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was making his third vice presidential trip to Iraq, where 160,000 American troops are deployed and the U.S. death toll is nearing 4,000.
One might ask if the bloodshed in Basra was precipitated by the U.S. Vice president Dick Cheney's ‘surprise’ visit to Iraq on 17 March - nine days prior to the uprising. Another Iraq war-lover, Sen. John McCain (see below), accompanied Cheney. If one watches U.S. visits by U.S. government luminaries, there is always an aftermath related to these visits. It is thus hard to believe that puppet Prime Minister al-Maliki was acting on his own......"