White House: We are staying in Iraq to protect the oil
This morning, White House spokesman
"The reasons we went to Iraq are well understood and had to do with[weapons of mass destruction], enforcing U.N. sanctions. To the extentthat oil has anything to do with our engagement in Iraq today, it isthe danger that al Qaeda could obtain control of oil assets and usethem to threaten our interests.???éČ??
So the White House really thinks al Qaeda is going to take over the oil in Iraq? The terrorist organization neither has the capacity nor the force to seize and hold Iraqi oil installations. What Tony Fratto said was a miscalculation at best, and a deliberate lie at worst.
Al Qaeda is still amassing along the Afghan-Pakistani border. No wonder the terrorist organization wants us to remain in Iraq.