My friend and yours, Michael J. Gallimore of American Journal, has posted an essay that I admit I was a little shocked to see. Basically, he's arguing that oil is not only a rational reason to fight in Iraq, but is the most important thing that humankind could ever fight for. He then offers a Mad Max scenario that would happen tomorrow if the Middle East denied us oil (which he is apparently implying would happen if we admitted we were wrong about Iraq).
Let's put it bluntly: oil is our fucking blood. Got it? If you don't think so ask yourself what would happen if the tap was turned off tomorrow. (Hint: In some very finite number of days everything stops moving.)
It wouldn't at all surprise me to read this kind of thing on IMAO or Strong and Wrong, but when I read it on the American Journal, a blog I respect immensely, I become concerned. Is he right (and I wrong) that wars should be fought over oil and that the market, not Halliburton, has decided forever that electric/hydrogen cars and solar energy are not the future?