Watching the World: Iraq’s war over oil

01/09/2006
The administration of US President George W. Bush has always denied that the war in Iraq was over oil. That may be, but insurgents have clearly made oil the focus of their war, and they’re winning.Just last week, Iraqi interior ministry sources said Rahim Ali Sudani, a director-general at the oil ministry, and his son, were killed in a drive-by attack on their car.It is not clear, even now, who carried out the attack, nor is anyone ever likely to find out. That’s the nature of the insurgency: Masked men appear, attack, and melt away.But what is clear is that the insurgents will stop at nothing-even to the point of killing children-in their ruthless efforts to bring the country...
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