“Last month [May 2008] geological surveys and seismic data compiled by several international oil companies exploring Iraqi oil reserves showed that Iraq has the world’s largest proven oil reserves, with as much as 350 billion barrels, significantly exceeding Saudi Arabia’s 264 billion barrels, according to a report in the London Times. Former Bush administration energy adviser Matthew Simmons, author of the book Twilight in the Desert, says that Saudi oil production has probably already peaked, with production rates declining consecutively each year.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, “Ex-British Army Chief Confirms Peak Oil Motive for War; Praises Fraudulent Reconstruction Programs,” Atlantic Free Press, June 18, 2008