Baseball Crank
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November 8, 2002
WAR: No Oil For Blood?

This post on nowarblog, making the blood-for-oil argument, misses an important distinction: there's no inconsistency in saying we're not going to war over oil, but at the same time arguing that we can use some of Iraq's oil revenues to defray the cost of a post-war occupation. Rumsfeld isn't suggesting that the war be a profit-making enterprise, just that unlike the dirt-poor Afghanis, Iraq has some sources of wealth that we can partially tap to help offset the extensive cost to us of liberating its people. I don't see anything so terribly wrong with that. We pay policemen, don't we?

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