For those of you who don’t wish to spend the time reading the whole lengthy article, please allow me to post the thrust of his argument:
"Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking. The upcoming war in Iraq war is mostly about how the ruling class at Langley and the Bush/Cheney administration view hydrocarbons at the geo-strategic level, and the unspoken but overarching macroeconomic threats to the U.S. dollar from the euro. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. "
I’d like the debate to center around if you agree or disagree with such a contention. Also, please include reasons as to why you think Mr. Clark is wrong or right with his suggestion.
Personally, I tend to agree with his point, but perhaps not to the extent that it’s the only reason for the U.S. to go to war in Iraq. However, I think some credence has been added to Clark’s suggestion with France’s recent stance on the issue.
But one thing that goes against it being a valid suggestion are the several European countries that are currently using the Euro as currency. Aren’t Spain and Italy using the Euro? Wouldn’t they be shooting themselves in the foot by supporting the U.S. if this was truly the reason for war?