"The situation was summarized by Gary Becker: ‘If oil were the driving force behind the Bush Administration’s hard line on Iraq, avoiding war would be the most appropriate policy.’"
'The Iraq War Was Not About Oil' -- Great piece for by Tal Tyagi, nailing the myth that the Iraq War was fought at the behest of Big Oil. via
The theory that the Iraq War was about oil never made sense, and is ably refuted here: via
"American oil companies didn’t want to topple Saddam Hussein; they wanted to trade with him."
The Iraq War Was Not About Oil | by Tal Tyagi
Apparently, the Iraq war business is a lot more complicated than I knew.
'The Iraq War Was Not About Oil' -- Great piece for by Tal Tyagi, nailing the myth that the Iraq War was fought at the behest of Big Oil.
Mearsheimer and Walt had already debunked this canard in The Israel Lobby, but this is a very good update.