October 6, 2002

Spoils of War
In Iraq War, to the Victor Goes the Oil

Analysis From
The Editors of

Oct. 4 Saddam Hussein is sitting on a gold mine the second-largest oil reserve in the world and everyone wants a piece of it.

Oil is a consideration for nations considering joining in the fight if the United States goes to war in the Persian Gulf, because the day after Saddam is removed, the Iraqi oil industry is up for grabs.

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