Please, please, please, I beg of you - don't tell us that you teach science at the Right Wing Church School.<quoted text>First of all I have read your rants and do not understand what all your fussing is about. First you assume that the U.S. was at war to get Iraq's oil. Bush made no real attempt to get their oil and he could have. We don't need their oil to start with. There are several reasons we went into Iraq and oil wasn't one of them. I suggest that you read my post to OTME #15588 and a post to Location Hidden #15589.
Also there is a debate going on that oil is renewable. It is a carbon substance created by the earth. It very well may be a lubricant that is somehow used by the earth. There are oil wells that were fully depleted in the 1940's that are again half full. You really don't think that oil is created by dead dinosaurs do you? If you do then tell me how many dinosaurs does it take to make one barrel of oil? How did the dinosaurs get buried 5 miles under the earths surface? Those animals and plants must have died and piled themselves up 3 miles high to make a lake of oil. Usually dead animals are eaten and then decay and turn to dust. My belief is that oil will be in the earth as long as the earth exist.
Also did you know that Germany produced a huge amount of synthetic fuels and oils during World War II at reasonable cost to take the place of real oil that they couldn't supply enough of to keep fighting the war?
In the name of rational, objective, reasoning - please say it ain't so.