On "Morning Joe" today the Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said some remarkable things. His Pulitzer has gone to his head. Complete with self-satisfied smirk, he held forth on the motivations of American foreign policy in the MENA region. "Its all about OIL" he said, "Iraq, Libya, Bahrain, Saudi Arabi." Its all about OIL.
Its a pity that this does not make sense. Qathafi always sold oil into the world market at market prices. He did not threaten to cut off the flow of oil. Bahrain has litttle oil. Saudi Arabia has mega oil and we are doing everything that we can to iritate them about the wave of unrest. We never benefited at all from Iraqi oil. Look at our national debt!
Work on this conundrum. Are their motivations in foreign policy other than economic ones? pl