I was driving along, listening to NPR's Talk of the Nation, marveling at how the war machine just keeps humming along on its seemingly inexorable course after U.S. fatalities hit the 4,000 mark. A heart-broken father who lost his son called in, his voice trembling with rage at Bush and Cheney. Taking Bush and Cheney's words at face value, his son had volunteered to help find those non-existent weapons of mass destruction and paid with his life. His father accused the two leaders who had avoided Vietnam service of all too casually starting their own war. Before the caller's rage could really register, host Neal Conan smoothly moved on to more upbeat calls about lives lost but not wasted.
That's when I saw this reminder of what it's all about. Don't take my word for it. Read Alan Greenspan's book.
"I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."We don't just pay at the pump.