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Linda/not about oil

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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Aug 7, 2006 at 09:35

Indeed, it isn't about oil. If it were, the USA would've followed France's lead and made up with Sadam Insane's Iraq ASAP--or it would even have acquiesced in Iraq's seizure of Kuwait in 1991 (after all, a slightly enlarged Iraq wouldn't have been able to drink its oil).

The more I think about it, the more pessimistic I am about the possibility of a peaceful Islam.

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