With the proliferation of on-line articles, someone at some time has described every conceivable scenario under any number of circumstances which just happened to match some current situation (NOLO). But when it also happens to match an already ongoing alternate universe scenario (Iraq war), and when we finally hear the the admission of the true rationale (Oil), we have hit some sort of crossroads:
By this time, every excuse for his war in Iraq having peeled away (the al-Qaeda connection, the wmds, even "freedom"), he finally arrived at a new explanation for why we were there. It was... oil -- or to be more exact, an oil fantasy. ("If Zarqawi and bin Laden gain control of Iraq, they would create a new training ground for future terrorist attacks; they'd seize oil fields to fund their ambitions; they could recruit more terrorists by claiming an historic victory over the United States and our coalition.")That quote will come in handy, even though the Bush admission got buried in the debris of the hurricane.
Link from Wolcott.