The motives in IraqI'd like to respond to your (OGJ, Feb. 23, 2004, p. 17) editorial on the reasons why the US went to war in Iraq. You reason correctly that control of Iraqi oil clearly was not our motive; the costs of the war, translated into oil purchases, would buy us immeasurably more supply than total control of Iraq's oil would yield. However, I have severe reservations about the two motives you add to the mix—Iraqi dealings with terrorists and human rights. Al-Qaeda is basically a fundamentalist (Wahabi) Islamic gang virulently opposed to secular Arab governments, and the CIA itself had severe doubts about Iraqi cooperation with Al-Qaeda. Ironically, the country most...

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