President Bush, speaking to a campaign rally in Pennsylvania yesterday:
"[L]eaving before we complete our mission would create a terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, a country with huge oil reserves that the terrorist network would be willing to use to extract economic pain from those of us who believe in freedom.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth: it really is about oil. Americans have to die, and Iraqi civilians be killed, to ensure that Iraq's oil continues to flow to the right people at the right price, and to prevent anyone (such as the Iraqi government) from hiking that price or threatening to cut off supplies to "those who believe in freedom".
I am so glad that we are no longer involved in this immoral war.