RE: Iraq war and oil

From: Glenn Morton (
Date: Fri Jun 13 2003 - 18:05:20 EDT

  • Next message: George Murphy: "Re: The forgotten verses"

    Well, Wolfowitz doesn't seem to have any effect. If it was for US control of
    oil, why did a French company outcompete the Brits and the US?


    Seems kind of a stupid way for the US to get the oil. I don't think it is
    standard operating procedure to let another nation's oil company control the
    oil you supposedly fought for.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >From: Peter Ruest []
    >Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 4:49 AM
    >Subject: Iraq war and oil
    >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
    ><> - Biochemistry - Creation and evolution
    >"..the work which God created to evolve it" (Genesis 2:3)

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Jun 14 2003 - 00:34:04 EDT