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Monday, July 11, 2005

The US At A Standstill

Posted by on July 11 at 12:11 PM

This was just released by Reuters:

“U.S, Iraq sign pact to boost trade, investment ties.
The United States and the U.S.-backed government in Iraq have signed a formal agreement aimed at boosting economic ties between the two countries, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Monday.”

The US signs a “pact” with the US-backed government to increase investment? This is a pure circle. Money going out and then returning to the very point from which it began. Politics/economics in the age of Reagan age was defined by the infinity sign (the will to the nothingness of nuclear annihilation, the eternal threat of the Evil Empire, the billions poured into Star Wars). In the age of Bush, half of the infinity sign has been chopped off and what remains is a perfecting circlethe present sign of post 9-11 politics and economics. It is not a matter of moving ahead, or moving toward oblivion, but circulating. The circle is movement without movement.