International Politics ///

Will a U.S. invasion of Iraq fit the objectives of Bush's energy policy? Many people believe that oil is the motivation for war with Iraq. They point out the number of former oil industry officials in the Bush Administration. A review of U.S. energy policy shows that oil cannot be the main reason for invading Iraq, and a war has implications that may last longer than Iraqi oil reserves. A U.S. invasion of Iraq would contradict all the principles of U.S. energy policy. It would also contradict national security principles that are related to the security of energy supplies and the importance of Israel in the Middle East.

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