Anyway, I am beginning to wonder if everyone has missed the boat on why we went to war. It may well not be about oil. It might be about arms sales. Papa Bush and the Carlyle Group are going to make money hand over fist. If you change the lyrics a little, this stanza by the old Country Joe and the Fish, in their "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die"
Rag, seems to offer what is apparently an un-explored motivation for the whole thing:
Well, come on Wall Street, don't move slow,
Why man, this is war au-go-go.
There's plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Army with the tools of the trade,
Just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
They drop it on the Viet Cong.
Well, especially if you change the last line to something like: 'They drop it on el-Saddam' . Or, something like it anyway.
Actually, I'm sort of surprised no one has looked into this angle. Maybe the reason for not having a post - Iraq plan was totally intentional. Full employment for all, or at least the survivors!!