Jul 5, 2007

A "Duh" Moment.

Australian officials have finally come out in the open about their involvement in Iraq. It's called "resource security" - in other words - OIL.

The Australian ABC affillate reports here what many have already known for years.

Speaking ahead of the release, Dr Nelson confirmed the Government viewed Australia's involvement in Iraq as partially driven by the need to secure oil supplies, although he said the main reason was to ensure that the humanitarian crisis did not worsen.

"The defence update we're releasing today sets out many priorities for Australia's defence and security - and resource security is one of them," he said.

"Obviously the Middle East itself, not only Iraq, but the entire region is an important supplier of energy, oil in particular, to the rest of the world."


1 comment:

Geoffrey said...

Looking for something interesting to read this summer?