ahh an admission from my lawyer friend eh? You ADMIT, come on, you being a lawyer, admissions is what will screw you in a court of law heh heh. The lawyer ADMITS, you will be on the front page of the newspaper, "TurtleDude ADMITS to oil being a reason for US involvement in the Middle East." Gee, the headlines won't read "Turtledude maintains his honest integrity and tells of oil being a factor in US Middle East policy" NO, the headline will read "Turtledude ADMITS" as if it was a bad thing to have integrity and honesty. Honesty, not the best policy in American society.
Turtledude, I know you don't have a problem with the war in the Middle East being about securing the oil to keep our economy going, but I would say that you should go their and fight too since you have no problems with it. Me personally, I think we could have easily found alternative energy resources to fuell our economy, which would have kept us out of wars in the Middle East. But then the oil industry which contributes alot of money to American politicans wouldn't stay rich by reverting to alternative energy resources.