Americkým válečným motivem je ropa

Všude na světě se lidé táží: co je pravým motivem Bushovy administrativy k hrozící válce s Irákem? Jde o potlačování zbraní hromadného ničení? Jedná se o osobní synovu pomstu muži, jenž se pokusil o atentát na jeho otce? Jde o obranu Izraele? Jde o snahu udělat ze Středního východu demokratičtější oblast, jak tvrdí mnoho předních hlasů Bushovy administrativy? Nebo jde o to, jak se mnozí obávají, aby Amerika dostala do rukou iráckou ropu?

Bushova administrativa nabídla celou řadu zdůvodnění svých plánů, i když s celkem důsledným důrazem na zbraně hromadného ničení. Náměstek ministra obrany Paul Wolfowitz hovoří o přeměně Iráku v ,,první arabskou demokracii." Mnozí z Bushovy administrativy tvrdí, že agresivní politika vůči Iráku může nakonec způsobit pád autokratických vlád na Středním východě podobně, jako Reaganova administrativa prý zapříčinila rozpad sovětské ,,říše zla."

Za hranicemi Ameriky těmto argumentům téměř nikdo nenaletí. Většina lidí věří, že na špici amerických motivů figuruje ropa. Vzhledem k tomu, že národní bezpečnostní archivy USA se těžko náhle otevřou, není pravděpodobné, že bychom se dopátrali prezidentových nejniternějších myšlenek. Navíc různí američtí představitelé mají jistě různé priority. Prezident Bush se možná soustředí na zbraně hromadného ničení. Wolfowitzovým cílem může být demokracie. A ostatní třeba upřeně sledují cenu irácké ropy.

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