This little exchange occurred via e-mail. Recorded here for posterity.
Lair Stene: Please give me a reality check:
Somewhere between the cynical (we’re invading at the direction of a president who came to power in a coup, supported by an Administration made up of Texans, who want their own private Texas-sized oil well in the Middle East) and the naive (this is only about – mix ‘n match – the war on terrorism, enforcing UN resolution x, WMDs, installing democracy, saving Iraqi children, or the President’s megalomaniacal fixation on the demise of the guy who tried to kill his dad), is the truth that one of the drivers for this war is indeed oil. Read more