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It doesn't matter who the refining contracts go to - it's about a continued flow of oil onto the world market - where everyone buys their oil. We couldn't lift sanctions against Sadam for fear of what he'd do with the revenues so we had to get rid of him.Oil Schmoil! Never was about the oil... if it was, prices would be way way down and we'd OWN Saudi Arabia & Kuwait, we had EVERY opportunity to do it... BTW... none, I repeat NONE of the oil coming out of Iraq after the war went to the USA, all refining contracts went to the EU countries... If it was about the oil we'd be getting way more than the paltry 2% of Iraqi oil imports before the war started. For those of you who didn't pay attention to the last time I showed the charts and numbers and contracts... I'm not going thru that all over again... just confirm yourselves as shills for MoveOn.Org if you believe that War for Oil bs. Oh and yes... Invade Iraq and go for the "Hall of Centrifuges" first... and take the damn oil this time... spoils of war and all that!
Good discussion cpwI do not recall him attacking Turkey, Syria, Saudi Arabia, or Jordan. 2/3 of his neighbors were not attacked. Hardly a penchant for attacking his neighbors.
Good discussion cpw
He did attack Iran, Kuwait, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
Military blackmail is pretty close to being attacked also. And he was preparing to grab the Saudi oil fields when we started sending in our forces in in 1990. A couple of carrier battle groups and an air force fighter group rushing to the scene made him pause. The pause cost him any chance of success.
By containing Iran we get the time to let the Iranian people make a change in their government themselves. Which is a far better choice than invading the country. The Mullahs hijacked the last revolution and I hope the people are getting fed up. We can contain them as long as long as we can stop anything really nasty from flying out of Iran.