Has Iraq helped America's energy security?
Article from: OGEL 1 (2006), in Security of Energy Supply
Many in the Arab world and beyond believe the real purpose of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was to seize control of the country's oil. The Bush administration, presumably to avoid confirming these beliefs, has not touted energy security as a central justification for the invasion, even as other pretexts - from weapons of mass destruction to the linkage between Saddam Hussein and the Sept. 11 attacks - have been discredited. Nevertheless, oil has long hovered in the background. When the White House's economic adviser, Laurence Lindsey, said in September 2002 that the Iraq ...