Bush White House Counselor Dan Bartlett Caught In A Lie: No One Ever Said The War Would Result In Cheaper Gas Prices President Bushs senior economic advisor at the time argued in 2002 that the Iraq war would increase oil supplies and lower prices. From the Washington Times, 9/19/02: As for the impact of a war with Iraq, It depends how the war goes. But he quickly adds that that Under every plausible scenario, the negative effect will be quite small relative to the economic benefits that would come from a successful prosecution of the war. The key issue is oil, and a regime change in Iraq would facilitate an increase in world oil, which would drive down oil prices, giving the U.S. economy an added boost. Dan Bartlett Caught In A Lie: 'No One Ever Said The War Would Result In Cheaper Gas Prices' Isn't this just another Republican screw up the GOP is blaming on Obama? Remember "Jobs Jobs Jobs" and then, "Government can't make jobs"? So are they running on "We don't know how to do anything"?