The other day I said that the war was about securing oil for future generations. That was before I found a rather interesting line of reasoning that argues that the motives are more about an economic conflict between the US and Europe. It’s a long article. So, in a nutshell, it is related to a potential economic shift of power away from the US to the EU. Interestingly, a few years ago Iraq began trading oil in Euro’s, which due to the exchange rate, resulted in an unexpected economic windfall. As other oil producing nations (including Iran and Venezuela) began to consider the shift to the Euro, the US had to act. Could this be the reason for the peace policy adopted so staunchly by France and Germany?
I believe that there are a number of reasons for this war. While getting rid of an aggressive and powerful dictator may be considered a good reason for a war, I know that it is not the real reason for the war.
The reasons for the war include the above EU/US conflict; securing a stable and long term source of oil; allowing for the domestic economic benefits of US private sector investment in rebuilding a shattered Iraq; and arms contracts (how much is that worth?). All of this has got to be good for the US economy.
I’m beginning to remember some of what happened on the weekend. I haven’t had such a long memory blank from partying for ages. I was trying to remember bright lights or little grey fella’s that might have been the cause for the ‘missing time’. Maybe I need to check for evidence of an implant/anal probe?