Iraq war and oil

From: Peter Ruest (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 00:49:14 EDT

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    Hi, Glenn

    some time ago, you expressed your strong conviction that oil was not and
    could not be a major motive for the USA to wage the Iraq war - and I
    gladly accepted this. So what should we think about the following?

    Under the headline, "So then 'a war for oil' after all?", "Der Bund",
    one of the leading daylies in Bern, Switzerland, wrote on 7th June (I
    translate the end of the article):

    "... these days, Wolfowitz literally poured more oil into the fire. At a
    Asian security summit in Singapore, he declared last weekend that oil
    had been the main reason for the war against Iraq. 'The most important
    difference between North Korea and Iraq is that in Iraq we had no other
    choice, for commercial reasons. The country is floating on a sea of
    oil.' Wolfowitz's most recent disclosures followed shortly after a
    provocative interview with the magazine 'Vanity Fair'. There, he had
    said that, for reasons which have much to do with governmental
    bureaucracy, one had chosen the war motive which all could accept:
    weapons of mass destruction."

    Is this another case of badly distorted information by the media, which
    is all too rampant here in Switzerland (and Europe in general, I


    Dr. Peter Ruest, CH-3148 Lanzenhaeusern, Switzerland
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