The number of Americans who believe that the war in
Iraq was a mistake has surpassed the number who felt the same way about
Vietnam during that war. At the same time, a much quieter U.S. military
build-up is underway on another continent. The ultimate objective of
the two efforts is the same: securing Big Oil's access to the regions'
oil. The impact in Africa will likely be the same as in Iraq: perpetual
occupation, instability, and growing anti-Americanism.