Let's not forget the audacity of American and Israeli government officials who have their eyes on Iraq's oil for the benefit of Israel!
"The United States has asked Israel to check the possibility of pumping oil from Iraq to the oil refineries in Haifa. The request came in a telegram last week from a senior Pentagon official to a top Foreign Ministry official in Jerusalem." - http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0825-03.htm
Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon’s government "views the pipeline to Haifa as a ‘bonus’ the U.S. could give to Israel in return for its unequivocal support for the American-led campaign in Iraq," according to Haaretz.
On Sunday, August 24, Israeli National Infrastructure Minister Yosef Paritzky vowed to discuss the issue with the U.S. secretary of energy during his envisaged visit to Washington next month.
He asserted that the whole project depends on Jordan's consent, adding that the kingdom would receive a transit fee for allowing the oil to flow through its territory. http://www.turks.us/article.php?story=20030825102843473
Note that he didn't say "the whole project depends on the Iraqi people's consent"
U.S. and Israeli policy makers don't plan on true democracy for Iraq. Sending their oil to Israel is not what the average Iraqi would want to do. (these facts are kept from the American public. The plans for this "bonus" have gone unreported in US mainstream media. Reporters know what is "proper" to report and they know that facts like these should not be told to the American public. An example of how extreme US TV suppression is the fact that TV news has not been reporting that the Israeli settlements have been illegal all along. US TV news has adopted Israel's definition of what is legal! )
American media play along with the idea that U.S. policy makers intend on allowing true democracy in Iraq.
Cheney has said that Israel will benefit from the Iraq War. "Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush administration's war in Iraq to a Jewish group on Friday, declaring that Israel would benefit from a new democratic government in the region.'' - War will benefit Israel, Cheney tells Jewish Community in Boca Raton