SELF-FULFILLING PROPHESY… Just as Iraq was never a central front in the war on terror until we made it so by invading, so too, apparently, is it now a war for oil. At least that’s what the president seemed to say in a speech yesterday:

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

Paul Glastris

Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.