The day President Bush addressed the nation saying he had given the order for all U.N. inspectors to pull out of Iraq I watched the stock ticker for a half hour straight. For that entire half hour not a single stock reported losses or stayed unchanged; every one I saw went up. Therein lies the true reason for our war against Iraq. Our entire economy hinges upon the dollar’s current status as the favored world currency, and that favor hinges on its being the only currency accepted for the sale of oil. With our economy already in dire straits Iraq began preparing to accept the euro for sales of oil. This would have disastrous consequences, so naturally our military intelligence found weapons of mass destruction and the invasion / occupation began. While people marched in protest in the streets the stock market continued its pro-war rally.