This guest essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom's kind permission. ----- Has it all come to this? The wars and invasions, the death and destruction, the exile and torture, the resistance and collapse? In a world of shrinking energy reserves, is Iraq finally fated to become what it was going to be anyway, even before the chaos and catastrophe set in: a giant gas pump for an energy-starved planet? Will it all end not with a bang, but with a gusher? The latest oil news out of that country offers at least a hint …
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Michael T. Klare
Michael T. Klare is a professor at Hampshire College and an author, most recently, of The Race for What's Left.
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