August 8, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
The U.S. Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About Oil (John B. Judis, 8/08/14, New Republic)
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2014 8:24 PMLast night, President Barack Obama announced that he was authorizing American airtstrikes in Iraq. He described his intervention as a "humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain" and as an effort "to protect our American personnel." One word that he didn't mention is "oil," but it lies near the center of American motives for intervention.