From the world of the daily Cursor news digest, a densely linked summation of the current oil situation:
A Guardian commentary argues that "There were only two credible reasons for invading Iraq: control over oil and preservation of the dollar as the world's reserve currency." Inter Press Service interviews the project director on the Center for Public Integrity's, 'The Politics of Oil.'
With oil prices near record highs, a member of the Council of Energy Advisors says '2004 will be remembered as the year world oil production peaked.' Public Citizen explains how oil companies keep gasoline prices high and rake in record-setting profits.
Double-speak conundrums for the ages:
"We must save the village by destroying it"
"We must bring oil prices down to allow us to use more"