Oils ain't just oils, they're to die for
Most Europeans have never been in doubt that Iraq is an oil war. As the latest ludicrous excuse for the war lies in ruins - that it is a selfless American crusade to civilise the Middle East - perhaps we can finally start to think about the real issues and what our "leaders" are doing about them in our name.
The mainstream media has hardly touched the looming oil supply crisis, but if you look hard enough, the mastermind of the war, Bush's Vice-President Dick Cheney did in 1999, as chairman of giant oil services company Halliburton, now ensconced in Iraq. Cheney warned that by 2010 the world would need another 50 million barrels a day, way above our known reserves.
"The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil, is still where the prize ultimately lies," he said.