Jeff, Elias, Please Clarify (was Re: [SPORK] Something I REALLY want John Hall to Try To Understand)

Jeff Bone jbone@deepfile.com
Wed, 26 Mar 2003 23:17:19 -0600


On Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003, at 21:02 US/Central, Jeff Bone wrote:

> While I do believe that US control of Iraq makes the US, in net, 
> weaker --- I must point out that it's not necessarily the case that 
> "in the US national self-interest to control oil" is only true if the 
> benefits of such control outweigh the costs of gaining such control.

Ugh, torturous.  Much big bad, my sorry. ;-)

How about just:   "in the US national self-interest to control oil" is 
only true if the benefits of such control outweigh the costs of gaining 
such control.

jb