Archive for September, 2007


September 21, 2007

A friend recently made a statement that clarified my understanding of the Iraq war:

The Bush administration has come to believe that “peak oil” is an imminent and potentially devastating problem.

The reason it clarified things for me is because it explains everything about the Iraq situation.  It explains why we’re there, why we won’t leave and why we’re rattling our sabers at Iran.

It also provides the simplest possible explanation for those available facts.

The Bush administration believes that peak oil is coming and coming soon.  I’m going to read “The Last Oil Shock” soon.  I’ve heard the author speak and he makes some interesting points.

Possibly the most surreal thing about this new understanding is that it makes me feel more positive about the Bush administration.  Not much, but a little.