Technically, he's agreeing with me. However, he doesn't have to prove my points. I already have, which is something you haven't quite done yet. Again, show us all these articles about how the Lebanese declared war on Israel and how they're showing us how wonderful and nice Israel is. Also, please show us where it describes the Israelis as anything but the "scum" and "terrorists" they are (actually, a quote from one of your friend Machavelli X's reps). Remember, that evil Zionist propaganda is all over the American news media (your words). Let's get to it. Five minutes of googling should do the trick, Shotokan. Merged Post: Oh, hell, that's a funny one. See, the only people really bringing oil/gas up are you and the rest of those who accuse the US of waging a war of agression to a. get resources, b. oppress the Iraqis, c. wage a war to avenge daddy's failure, or d. all of the above, and of course those who decide to take the bait and respond to it. See, we don't necessarily care about it quite enough to invade a country over it. We could wean ourselves off of the oil, but with that would come the bitching from all of the identical soccer moms in all of their identical SUVs with all the identical "Save The Whales" stickers plastered on the rear bumpers. See, we have tons up in Alaska. Only problem is we (and by "we," I mean the minority that complain and make an uproar about it every time we propose doing so) don't want to destroy a little nature reserve that happens to be larger than the state of Massachusetts. Using a combination of that large field and the fun-filled reserves of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, we could be independant of Middle Eastern oil in a matter of a year. But hey, why do that when we can invade a country that was, at the height of Saddam's power, third in the oil-producing business (right behind Saudi Arabia and Kuwait)? Hell, by that logic, why didn't we just knock over Saudi Arabia? Invade a largely unpopulated nation with a ton of oil and we'd be at the top of the game until the oil runs out. Money would be flowing with the revenue we'd get from that. --- From your obvious jab at Bush, just remember that Bush can't exactly order you and your family killed on a whim . Biased, ignorant tool. I'd (-rep) you again, but to be honest I don't want my priveleges taken away for the sake of your whining.