"The Thirty-Year Itch" (March/ April) does a good job of distinguishing between oil for fuel (oil as profits for American oil companies) versus oil for power (oil as a way for the United States to control Europe and China). Clearly, Iraq is about oil as power. But author Robert Dreyfuss could have done more to draw out the role of the oil companies in planning an occupation of the Middle East. Focusing so much on the Bush administration and the Republicans could lead us into the arms of Democratic "moderates" who are just as interested in long-term occupation of the Middle East for oil (as power), but want to delay until they can convince the American people and …
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