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You can't be serious. You are now denying you claimed Sadam's strength was his use of chemical weapons?
Wow, you have no shame in just bold face lying here.
You implied the sanctions placed in 1979 meant Iran was not selling oil. You said it to counter my claim the Iran was making more money in oil sales when Bush's war raised the price of oil.
With the additional income from oil & no longer having to spend money defending itself from Iraq, Iran had more resources in which to apply to nuclear enrichment & development programs.
Dave for the seventh time now claims Saddam could have stopped the Iran enrichment program that was already occurring while Saddam was in power.
The claim I said Iran wasn't selling oil is another one of those crazy windmills you made up so you could lamely knock them down. Grow up, everyone is on to your childish mis-stating what a person has said so you can lamely claim some stupid victory. YOU are one bold face lying here, but that is your game isn't it?
Now, you want to get into a discussion on what causes the price of oil.
The Iraq conflict did affect oil prices as this occurred at the same time there was problem in Venezuela--another oil rich country.
We saw the same thing occurring with the Libya civil war.
However, since the Iraq war..
"Other major factors contributing to higher prices included a weak dollar and the rapid growth in Asian economies and their petroleum consumption."
You should have KNOWN this Dave. Asians increasing demands for oil is well known
"Although not well publicized OPEC has for several years depended on a policy that amounts to world inventory management. Its primary reason for cutting back on production in November 2006 and again in February 2007 was concern about growing OECD inventories. Their focus is on total petroleum inventories including crude oil and petroleum products, which is a better indicator of prices that oil inventories alone."
In 2006 and 2007 is were you see really big spikes in oil prices occurring.
As I already told you OPEC greatly influences the price of oil. This spike went down with the world wide recession but within a couple years it was back up again
NO, Dave, Saddam remaining in power would have had little to do with current oil prices it was absurd for you to claim it would have.