Kissinger confesses, says it really is a case of blood for oil
In a startling admission, Henry Kissinger, writing an op-ed piece in — of all places — the Khaleej Times (Dubai), says:
American forces are … in Iraq not as a favour to its government or as a reward for its conduct. They are there as an expression of the American national interest to prevent the Iranian combination of imperialism and fundamentalist ideology from dominating a region on which the energy supplies of the industrial democracies depend.
(In related news, I was in khaleej once, and all I got was a crummy post-graduate degree.)