If you ever thought it wasn't about oil, try this: the Washington Post reports that Bush Says U.S. Pullout Would Let Iraq Radicals Use Oil as a Weapon.
During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, President Bush and his aides sternly dismissed suggestions that the war was all about oil. "Nonsense," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld declared. "This is not about that," said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer. Now, more than 3 1/2 years later, someone else is asserting that the war is about oil — President Bush.
As he barnstorms across the country campaigning for Republican candidates in Tuesday's elections, Bush has been citing oil as a reason to stay in Iraq. If the United States pulled its troops out prematurely and surrendered the country to insurgents, he warns audiences, it would effectively hand over Iraq's considerable petroleum reserves to terrorists who would use it as a weapon against other countries.
According to the article, Bush claims that extremists controlling Iraq would use the oil as economic blackmail. Which, of course, we know is much worse than when the extremists controlling the United States do the same.
One more set of lies. One more batch of deceits. One more reason to vote today, and to vote to limit the Emperor's power.