posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 07:52 AM
I thought we'd been over this multiple times on this board. Oil currency, not oil itself was the reason. However, the war would have never taken
place if Iraq had no oil in the first place.
I certainly suggest you read this essay regarding Iraq oil currency and the reason for war.
If there is one way to prove the Iraq war was over oil (currency), its the fact that the U.S. switched Iraq's petroeuro pricing back to petrodollars.
Since the dollar is declining, Iraq would make more money had they been able to keep their oil priced in euros. Which would have promoted the quicker
rebuilding of Iraq and given more money to the people. I'm sure beyond any shadow of a doubt that any "democratic" government allowed for Iraq will
not be able to switch their oil pricing back to petroeuros, despite it being better for the electorate.
Fact is that if you run a country with a giant trade deficit, a bad economy, and huge debt load, you are going to start to see a decline in the value
of your currency. The United States is such a country. While we can handle debt load, we cannot handle a decreased value currency. The U.S. dollar
runs the world and to have it slip would spell disaster. This war was a desperation ploy to stop the world from using euros to price oil as its the
number one determining factor in the value of currency worldwide.
Your gas prices weren't even in consideration for the invasion. The U.S. knew going into this war that fighting an OPEC nation over an OPEC issue
like oil currency would cause retaliatory shortages and price increases on gasoline. Its an acceptable loss when U.S. hegemony of the world is at
Enjoy your $2.05 gallon gas price. Its only going to get more expensive.
[Edited on 19-3-2004 by heelstone]