Karl Rove, the Republican's major election strategist, added yet another reason to explain why American is in Iraq. Apparently, the US needs to occupy that country in order to ensure that terrorists would not be in control of its oil wells. Why this would be so bad is not explained, given that according to the Republicans "terrorists" had been controlling them under Saddam and have been in control of Iran's oil wells since 1979.
There is another major irony here. During the run-up to the war, Bush and Blair were strenuously denying that the invasion had anything to do with oil. Now, apparently, that is why they are there. That US corporations have some very profitable contracts to process said oil is, of course, beside the point.