Monday, October 15, 2007
Think Progress » Abizaid: ‘We’ve Treated The Arab World As A Collection Of Big Gas Stations’: "“Of course it’s about oil, we can’t really deny that,” Abizaid said of the Iraq campaign early on in the talk. “We’ve treated the Arab world as a collection of big gas stations,” the retired general said. “Our message to them is: Guys, keep your pumps open, prices low, be nice to the Israelis and you can do whatever you want out back. Osama and 9/11 is the distilled essence that represents everything going on out back.”"