Dear Editor:I am very disturbed by arguments in favor of a war against Iraq,

By Gus Bode

such as the one by guest columnist Amy Ridenour (Daily Egyptian,

Sept. 16, 2002). The war against Iraq is not about terrorism. The war against Iraq is about access to large oil reserves. The likes of Exxon

Mobil and Chevron Texaco are the main beneficiaries of a war to


topple the government in Iraq. In fact, the access-to-oil card

(in a post-Hussein Iraq) is being played to win support for the

war in some recalcitrant countries (Russia, France…). Are we

willing to rain bombs on the Iraqi people in order to pillage

their country? Apparently so.