20 March 2008

But I Thought We Went To War For The Oil?

Barack Obama said today that the Iraq War was to blame for higher oil prices in a slumping economy.

"When you're spending over $50 to fill up your car because the price of oil is four times what it was before Iraq, you're paying a price for this war," Obama said. "When Iraq is costing each household about $100 a month, you're paying a price for this war."

So if we went to war for cheap oil, why are prices going up?  Of course, if prices had gone down, he would blame the Iraq War for hastening Global Warming, right?  Nothing is so good that it can't be spun negatively... against America if possible.  What a tool.

Posted by: Stashiu3 at 23:03:59 | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 There is a little wheat in what he's saying, amid all the chaff:  what's been going on for the last five years in Iraq has certainly had an impact on oil prices.  But it's an impact you can't readily measure, and of course the Chinese and Indians and everyone else would be buying just as much, if not more, oil.  

And there is the obvious truth that if Iraq were not so well endowed with oil, we wouldn't have bothered with Saddam, and he wouldn't have had the resources to become worth bothering about.

Posted by: kishnevi at 21 March 2008@13:34:47 (FFHuv)

2 And there is the obvious truth that if Iraq were not so well endowed with oil, we wouldn't have bothered with Saddam, and he wouldn't have had the resources to become worth bothering about.

I would agree with that much of it.  It seems disingenuous for the left to claim we went to war because of oil, then complain because we didn't take any.

Posted by: Stashiu3 at 21 March 2008@15:08:14 (Q5ggV)

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