The secretary of defense added another item to the revolving and evolving list of reasons we invaded Iraq: If we hadn’t, Saddam “would be rolling in petrol dollars. Think of the oil price today. He would have so much money.” Excuse us, we’ll be back in a moment. We need to de-lice after just reading something like that.
Now, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has introduced a new rationale for the invasion of Iraq, high gas prices. From a radio interview last week:
SECRETARY RUMSFELD: The fact of the matter is - if Saddam Hussein were still in power in Iraq, he would be rolling in petrol dollars. Think of the price of oil today. He would have so much money.