Two years ago, on April 22, 2001, the Spanish paper El Mundo published the following news.

The US has announced that it will establish at least four permanent military bases in Iraq once the 'occupation' is over. Maintaining these new "Guantanamos", together with the overall cost of the war and “reconstruction", is going to push US debt to dangerously high levels.

Do you remember the story of private Jessica Lynch? During the Iraq war this US soldier became a heroine, a real "American icon". However there is a second part to this "drama".

The reader probably knows that the Bush administration is a thieves' kitchen. But we are not talking about naïve politicians in the third world tempted by the rustle of wads of dollars. Bush and his gang were born into big business and are an important part of the establishment in the States. What we see is a corrupt symbiosis between capitalist politicians and the big corporations.