The greatest single prize in all history?
Bob Herbert wrote a compelling piece in the NY Times on the topic of Iraq oil; compelling mostly due to the potential number of readers' heads nodding in agreement to the basic premise of the article.
However, when Herbert quotes author Daniel Yergin saying that Iraqi oil represents "The greatest single prize in all history", we see again how short-sighted even the best commentators remain. Clearly, Herbert did not go in for the kill.
So, the great prize will last how long?
Maybe several dozen years? This constitutes "all history"?
Instead, I would offer that the promise of Iraqi oil sounds like the single greatest booby prize for all of mankind.