conspiracy theories aside, why shouldn't the war in iraq be about oil? take into consideration that iraq sits on the 2nd largest proven reserves yet they were pretty much untappable due to sanctions laid upon the hussein regime. These sanctions prevented repairs to any of the oil taps which slowly shut down production. The 'oil for food' program has already been semi-proven to be nothing more than kickbacks for some higherups in the UN and some other EU countries. It's just a matter of time before the investigation proves even more corruption. So, why couldn't the war in Iraq be about oil? Yes, we all know the reported links between hussein and terror and wmd's and such and those of us more shaken by the thoughts of more devastating attacks will certainly be concerned with terror alone, but what about the oil? Prices in the US for gasoline are on an average of over $2 a gallon, highest its ever been. With OPEC reporting BS production quota numbers and an ever increasing demand, we need to tap those reserves in Iraq and ramp up production. Will that drop the price of gas? Not much, but it will drop it enough and that will help america in the long run. I say the war in Iraq was for oil, it just happened to also rid the world of 2 sadistic sub human pieces of crap and remove a tyrant's control over a frightened populace. It's all good I say.