Thursday, February 13, 2003

Stop, or the well gets it!

Well, this is certainly a new angle. A Sun-Times reader writes that if we attack Iraq, Hussein might use his Scuds to hit the oil fields in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.

Even assuming that this really does result in a 30-40% decrease in the amount of Middle Eastern oil pumped (which I think is absurd), rising gas prices sure are an... interesting... justification for leaving a madman alone to develop nuclear weapons. Oh well, at least it lays no claim on moral superiority; just plain ol' naked unenlightened self-interest. I just have to wonder if the writer really is that venal, or if he thinks that the rest of us are.

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