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Sun Aug 7, 2016, 09:55 AM

4. uhnope is spot on here

There is no need to slip in thinly veiled anti-semitism into our own failed foreign policy actions.

The invasion of Iraq was not done as a favor to Israel, it was George W's and Cheney's desire to control Iraq's massive oil reserves that were the ultimate reason for our actions.

"Why the war in Iraq was fought for Big Oil

Yes, the Iraq War was a war for oil, and it was a war with winners: Big Oil.
It has been 10 years since Operation Iraqi Freedom's bombs first landed in Baghdad. And while most of the U.S.-led coalition forces have long since gone, Western oil companies are only getting started.

Before the 2003 invasion, Iraq's domestic oil industry was fully nationalized and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of war later, it is largely privatized and utterly dominated by foreign firms.

From ExxonMobil and Chevron to BP and Shell, the West's largest oil companies have set up shop in Iraq. So have a slew of American oil service companies, including Halliburton, the Texas-based firm Dick Cheney ran before becoming George W. Bush's running mate in 2000.

The war is the one and only reason for this long sought and newly acquired access."

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