Mission Accomplished!

3 comments July 6th, 2008at 12:28pm Posted by Eli

Well, at least the Iraqupation is working out great for somebody:

In a 1998 interview, Osama bin Laden — the terrorist organizer of 9/11 who still roams free — listed as one of his many grievances against the U.S. that Americans “have stolen $36 trillion from Muslims” by purchasing oil from Persian Gulf countries at low prices. The real price of a barrel of oil should be $144, bin Laden demanded.

Ten years ago today, the price of a barrel of oil was just $11. Heading into this holiday weekend, the price of a barrel of oil rested at $144 — a thirteen-fold increase.

One month after 9/11, the New York Times wrote of possible “nightmare” scenarios that would deliver bin Laden’s goal. Neela Banerjee warned that among the “misguided decisions” that would put oil supplies at risk would be “that the United States attacks Iraq.” The Times included this quote in its story:

“If bin Laden takes over and becomes king of Saudi Arabia, he’d turn off the tap,” said Roger Diwan, a managing director of the Petroleum Finance Company, a consulting firm in Washington. “He said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel” — about six times what it sells for now.

If there were no George W. Bush, bin Laden would have to invent him.  And vice versa.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Energy,Iraq,Terrorism

3 Comments

  • 1. Cujo359  |  July 7th, 2008 at 4:09 am

    So, does this mean we can leave now?

  • 2. Eli  |  July 7th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    No, I think it means al Qaeda can.

  • 3. Ruth  |  July 7th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    They seem to be listening to the same set of voices – and those voices aren’t interested in the U.S.’s interests.


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