I will only say this once. The United States did NOT go to war for oil. If, as so many claim, this was the case then why has the gas price increased at a rate rivalling the crisis of the 1970s? As you can see in the graph below, gas prices have doubled since Dec. 9, 2002.
Prices on that date for all grades of conventional gasoline were $1.35/gallon; today they are $2.74. I'm just not seeing the logic here, and I would ask someone to explain it, but there is no logical explanation. If we tried to steal Iraq's oil, wouldn't it seem appropriate for OPEC to step in and stop us. Alas, they haven't done anything of the sort, rather they've hiked our prices for their own selfish gain. So who're the bad guys here, the evil capitalists of the US government or the monopolistic hegemons of OPEC?