Does oil justify war?
March 23, 2011 4:36 PM Subscribe
Is the latest Libyan intervention really about oil?
posted by dougrayrankin to Science & Nature (21 answers total)
The reason I ask is that I hear the same "ITS ABOUT THE OIL!!!!!" argument each time America and its allies does anything, but I think (and I admit this is on a napkin planning) that actually, the net gain has always been less than the expenditure involved. E.g, 3,000+ Americans dead in Iraq and god knows how much spent on contractors let alone the war itself, did America really make a profit?
So the question is... has there been any independent and objective study done on the net gain/loss of American interventionism since 2000?