Thursday, May 4, 2006

A War for Oil?

Andrew Sullivan | The Daily Dish: A War for Oil?: "One thing that today's high gas prices strongly suggest is that, whatever else it was, the Iraq war was surely not about oil. If you care about cheap oil above everything else, you'd have found some deal with Saddam, kept the oil fields pumping, and maintained the same realist policy toward Arab and Muslim autocracies we had for decades. "

How stupid are you, Andy?

If you are an oilman, do you want cheap oil???? Well, I guess you do want cheap oil -- for yourself -- but not for everyone else. You want the market price of oil to be high.

High oil prices and the Iraqi War have benefitted all of the groups and people Bush cares about: Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Exxon/Mobil, Halliburton, Bechtel, all those people, who want to relax environmental restrictions on oil refineries, all those people, who cannot wait to despoil ANWR, etc., etc.

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