Fasten your seat belts folks, you're entering the twilight zone.
In an interview Australias Defense Minister admitted oil has been a major reason for the Iraq war. Brendan Nelson was asked with if oil is a factor in why Australian troops are still in Iraq in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Here's the answer he gave:
"The defence update we're releasing today sets out many priorities for Australia's defence and security, and resource security is one of them, and obviously the Middle East itself, not only Iraq but the entire region, is an important supplier of energy, oil in particular, to the rest of the world, and Australians and all of us need to think well what would happen if there were a premature withdrawal from Iraq."