5,236. 7/15/2003

“A July 2003 poll of Baghdad residents–who represented a quarter of the Iraqi national population–by the London Spectator showed that while 23 percent believed the reason for the Anglo-American war on Iraq was ‘to liberate us from dictatorship,’ twice as many responded, ‘to get oil.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Dilip Hiro, “How Bush’s Iraqi Oil Grab Went Awry,” The Nation, Sep. 26, 2007

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