Our economy balances precariously on barrels of oil. Our military,
plastics, and automotive industry depend on a constant and inexpensive supply. Our shopping malls, restaurants,
factories and office buildings rely on it to transport customers and employees to and fro. The dollar itself
depends upon oil. Our currency currently holds favored status in the world. One of the main reasons is that it
is the only currency used for the trade of oil. Iraq was about to allow its vast oil reserves to be bought with euros
instead of dollars setting a dangerous example for the rest of the oil producing countries. American invasion and
occupation quickly saw to that danger. Now, with precedent set the only question is: who's next?