Our Oil Policy Isn’t Immoral

Los Angeles Times,
April 29, 2004
The allegation by Bob Woodward in his new book about the Iraq invasion — that Saudi Arabia promised to give President Bush a preelection boost in the fall by increasing oil production, so as to lower gasoline prices and rev up the U.S. economy — has sparked a fresh round of recriminations in Washington, with...

The Kingdom and the Power

New York Times,
April 18, 2004
FIGURING out how seriously to take particular conspiracy theories can be tough. If well drawn, such theories share many of the same elements as good fiction: densely constructed plots; dark, shadowy cabals; and dashing, larger-than-life personalities. Moreover, like fiction (or religion), conspiracy theories offer the illusion that things happen for a reason. This is a...