Klare states that Bush’s 1# concern was procure more energy, especially oil. First is the degree of dependence of this society on cheap and abundant petroleum, oil is crucial and talks about the history of the dependence of oil. The development of the Saudi connection started with Roosevelt and the royal family a “hush hush” meeting and with no records. An unwritten agreement with the United States for Saudi's oil in exchange for protection
Klare’s conclusion is that the 9-11 was not the result for the invasion of Iraq in 2002 but it has been leading up to that since the first gulf war. The senior Bush’s sectary of defense planning head what could happen. But through the containment policies the following president kept and the close ties with the Saudi Royal Family. The invasion was going to happen anyways. The previous administration tried to put sanctions and smoke out Saddam from Iraq from his own people but in the long run the United States was hurting the people more than Saddam. Oil is a big factor for the invasion and alignment with Saudi. This is a step that the United States to ensure themselves with supply of oil in both countries.
Klare sounds very much like my high school Latin teacher. My teacher Mr. McGrath said the same thing about the oil and that 9-11 was not the reason why the invasion of Iraq happened. He also said that oil was a huge reason why Middle East is such an important area for the United States because of our decency on oil. Klare is very knowedgeable of the history of foreign policy and its relations for the invasion of the Middle East.