Ok guys, lets think economics. Obviously, the conflict w/ Iraq was primarily for oil right? I mean the nuke stuff is probably just a justification. Now, we have troops in Iraq, and pakistan and considerably more political muscle in the middle east, just look at bush taunting iran last week about its nuke program. Since the US runs the iraqi oil industry, do you really think that we aren’t benefitting from it? We have also given preference to US companies in the rebuilding of iraq/pakistan.
Therefore, we have realized a direct economic benefit from going into the middle east ( finally) .
BUt is this benefit worth the cost of putting all the weapons and grunts in the middle east ? Not to mention the increased terrorism that will result from this?
I think not - lumbernac