"The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter." Hey, Winston Churchill said it, not me.
.... It's 2 AM, I would type out a lengthy response, but I'm not. Instead I will copy and paste what I would have typed, a brief explanation on the "oil" issue in this war that I wrote in the 'news' forum. I am justified in my decision because i'm sure nobody read it due it being in the lamentable readership of that forum.
Everyone seems to be talking Oil - this whole war according to some completely depends on oil - and usually these "some", in their simplistic worldview say that Bush is either trying to take the oil for himself, or he is being bribed to take it by evil oil interests.
What is the real deal with oil? It is not for any of the pathetic reasons I have just described.
This war is motivated by several things, and oil is only one of them, it is not THE reason. You see, it is very important that the people who control Oil Supplies be somewhat responsible on the global stage. When oil suppliers are not, what it causes is economic shocks- and it is THIS that US policy is concerned about, and it is part of what the US refers to as 'protecting our interests'. It is really in the interests of the world as well, as when the cost of oil fluctuates wildly, it causes terrible reverberations throughout the entire world. Because then all world businesses depending on oil, that is, any business that requires transporatation and distribution of product (nearly all product based business), will be forced to assimilate the costs or go out of business. This in turn raises prices for everything across the board, along with higher prices at the pump. This taken together is catastrophic, especcially for the delicate economic state the world is in at the moment.
This is the real oil problem
, and reducing the probability of this is only one advantage gained in destroying the current regime.