Sunday, April 30, 2006

War for Oil.... Idiots abound.

Saw this quote from Joes Dartblog, citing Scott Adams ( Dilbert's creator) describing his confusion over the "no war for oil" theory:
I don’t understand the theory that we attacked Iraq for oil. Can one of you geniuses explain that to the rest of us?

I like a good conspiracy theory as much as the next person. And I certainly think governments are capable of doing bad things. But I don’t understand the concept of attacking Iraq “because of oil.” What does that even mean?

Do you think the plan was to conquer Iraq and give the oil fields to Exxon?

Do you think the idea was to depose Sadam so the free Iraqis would boost oil production, thereby lowering costs at the pump?

Was the idea to bomb Iraq until they loved American oil companies and wanted to do business with them?

Seriously. Can anyone explain what the plan was?

You just gotta laugh... or cry. Maybe both.