Soldier Sketch

7 08 2008

This sketch was another doodle that grew and grew. I stopped and just did a burn to give it a more dramatic feel. I don’t know why I did a soldier, maybe the news was on in the background – its not like I’m a war guy or anything.

Speaking about war, in regards to the current conflict in Iraq I found out some interesting facts – like the Petro Dollar. All oil is traded in Petro Dollars (US dollars). The States makes a killing off this. If one major oil producing country were not to trade in Petro Dollars an acconomist described the effect on the US ecomony equal to an atomic bomb. Well guess what, in the late 90’s Saddam was planning on selling his oil to Germany, France and Russia in Euros after the sanctions on Iraq were lifted. You do the math. So when you think about it (I hate to say this) Bush and his fellow band of war loving dudes had no choice but to invade Iraq. Well check that, they did have a choice but they picked the greedy route. Here is a great BBC documentary on the subject.

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