Originally Posted by GermanStar
Why do you care so much about the world's oil supply? Isn't twenty year's worth probably more than enough?
C'mon GS, you've heard my soliloquy several times. Do you really need it again?
About 3/4 of the proven oil reserves of the planet are within missle range of Iraq or Iran or Saudi Arabia or The UAE or Kuwait. Iraq under Hussein had frequently threatened to seize the oil or destroy it as a means of attaining an Arab version of "manifest destiny." He had the means, motive and demonstrated capacity for the engagement. Good riddance.
If Iran stays away from the world's oil supply I don't give a damn if they get nukes. But if they make a move, bust'em.
See, the world without that oil would collapse into economic chaos and then a deep depression. Next, since industrial agriculture depends directly on oil for fuel and for pesticides and fertilizer and since we have exceeded the carrying capacity of the planet for non-industrial agriculture for about 60 years or 3 billion people. Without 3/4 of the world's oil supply society will not be able to feed approximately 3 billion people if we lack the fuel, pesticides and fertilizer.
You guys can argue about whether the president was after WMD or democratization or whatever else ya'll feel froggy about. I don't give a good god damn what he said. I care about what he did about Iraq, which was exactly the right thing, whatever the stated reasons.