Rainforest Action Network – Review of The Bush Agenda
June 21st, 2006
In The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time, Antonia Juhasz exposes the radical corporate globalization agenda of the Bush administration. Juhasz uncovers the history and key role of U.S. corporations in the creation of this agenda, focusing on Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, and Halliburton.
Presenting the Iraq War as the most brutal application of the Bush Agenda, Juhasz reveals the “oil time-line” driving the war, and that the administration has fundamentally transformed Iraq’s economy, locking in sweeping advantages to its corporate allies – including increased access to Iraq’s oil. The administration has expanded its target to the whole Middle East through the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Area. Juhasz brings to sharp focus the dangerous fallacy that the United States can combat terrorism and spread democracy through its so-called “free trade” policies.
Extensively researched and highly engaging, The Bush Agenda is a brilliant, informative analysis, revealing the hard truths about where the Bush administration and its corporate allies are leading the modern world—and what we can do about it.
In fact, in the chapter entitled, “Another Agenda is Possible,” Juhasz specifically cites RAN’s Jumpstart Ford Campaign as a successful tool for “transitioning from the oil economy” and as a model for others to join and emulate in their own communities and countries.