That was the plan two years before we invaded Iraq, and here is the record of it -
Strategic Energy Policies for the 21st Century
Report of an Independent Task Force convened by Dick Cheney
"As it is, national solutions alone cannot work. Politicians still speak of U.S. energy independence,while the United States is importing more than half of its oil supplies and may soon for the first time become reliant on sources outside North America for substantial amounts of natural gas."
"Iraq remains a destabilizing influence to U.S. allies in the Middle East, as well as to regional and global order, and to the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East. Saddam Hussein has also demonstrated a willingness to threaten to use the oil weapon and to use his own export program to manipulate oil markets."
"The United States should conduct an immediate policy review towards Iraq, including military" - March 2001
US invades Iraq - March 19, 2003
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