Defending Oil Assets…

 Even as the president’s Baghdad strategy goes forward, we need to plan for a potent redeployment of U.S. forces in the region to defend oil assets, target terrorist enclaves, deter adventurism by Iran and provide a buffer against regional sectarian conflict.


Sen. Richard Lugar ((R)-Ind.) in an op-ed column in today’s Washington Post.


Lugar ends his column talking about the need to defend our ‘vital interests’ in the Middle East.    What these ‘interests’ are is so blatantly obvious that it doesn’t require further elaboration.

2 Responses to Defending Oil Assets…

  1. Bart says:


    So let’s drop all of the rhetorical bullshit about defending freedom, liberty and all that. When you get down the the bare essentials, it’s a resource play.

    It’s times like this that I’d like to see someone like Cheney drop his reservedness and go Jack Nicholson on the media:

    “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!”

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