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    On in an article CNN about the president cutting his vacation short the following quote really caught my attention.

    Bush said the Iraqi oil industry, already suffering from sabotage and lost revenues, must not fall under the control of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda forces led in Iraq by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

    "If Zarqawi and bin Laden gain control of Iraq, they would create a new training ground for future terrorist attacks," Bush said. "They'd seize oil fields to fund their ambitions. They could recruit more terrorists by claiming a historic victory over the United States and our coalition."

    A one-time oilman, Bush has rejected charges that the war in Iraq is a struggle to control the nation's vast oil wealth. The president has avoided making links between the war and Iraq's oil reserves, but the soaring cost of gasoline has focused attention on global petroleum sources.

    This is a rather startling statement since most of the recent news reports have centered on the division of control between the three major factions, Kurds, Shia, and Sunni. Now, according to the President we also have to be concerned about OBL? WOW what a mess!!!

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