What military strategy vs. Iraq yields lower oil prices?

The parlor game of the moment is: What shape will the speculated US-led campaign to oust Saddam Hussein take (which in turn presages the shape of oil markets to come)?That game is all but overshadowing the old standby, Will the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries boost production or not?The latter will become evident when OPEC ministers meet in Osaka Sept. 19. The former could be playing out even as this column goes to press.And even as oil prices ramp back up in response to the latest rumors, the speculation continues to build that a post-Saddam Iraq could mean increased downward pressure on oil prices for some time to come, once the immediate hostilities had ceased.The latest ...

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