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Obama says "We will not claim another nations resources" at West Point Nov 2009 - Oh Really?

Obama says "We will not claim another nations resources" at West Point Nov 2009 - Oh Really?

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The New
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and
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who
were already planning
the
next
war in
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the
shape
of a
post-
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by the
Defense
Intelligence
Agency,
Rumsfeld's
intelligence
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oil
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like
the
shooting down of an American plane in
the.
regular
engagements between
US.
fighters,
and
Iraqi antiaircraft
batteries
and
what
U.S. responses
to
such
an occurrence
might
be.
Wolfowitz
was
pushing
for the
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