United States Air Force Combat Controller 1997-2011
Bon Vivant and Man-about-Town 2011-present
"You don't have to be crazy, but it helps."
"War for oil' is still the majority consensus on what's really behind America's insatiable appetite for military adventurism in the Middle East.  The anti-war element in the U.S. and worldwide favor this explanation as the real reason for the American-led invasion of Iraq. Those that subscribe to the war for oil idea believe that the White House is acting under false pretenses to secure Iraq's oil reserves in the long term strategic interests of an aggressive and imperialistic America, or to benefit corporate interests.  
Evidence of the predominance of this idea is reflected in the phrase itself. 'War for oil' has become part of the Western lexicon, a word sequence that everyone has heard and recognises, just like comparably familiar expressions such as 'tit for tat', 'spill the beans' or 'spank the monkey'. The 'no blood for oil' slogan  will go down in history as the defining sentiment of the anti-war scene of the noughties, testament to the widespread acceptance of the war-for-oil meme.
But an oil-grab evidently wasn't the main reason behind the American invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq, at least not in any real, fundamentally causal way. The oil connection to the Iraq War - corporate profiteering,   high level conflicts of interest (a la Cheney and Halliburton, George Shultz and the Bechtel Group [7b] ) and so on - appears to be almost entirely incidental, attributable to opportunism, and unrelated to the motivations of its architects. The evidence suggests that the Bush administration neoconservatives who planned the Iraq War, sold it to the world and ultimately oversaw it, did so to benefit a foreign power.
The real driving force behind the U.S. government's insane hunger for war is Israel: the zionist regime itself, zionist agents inside the U.S. political system who represent Israel's interests and work to further them via lobbying, funding and other means,  and those who work to realise the objectives of Israel from within the highest levels of the U.S. government and beyond, even to the extreme detriment of the U.S. itself, as American leaders and policy-makers, and as representatives of the American people. The so-called neo-conservatives are the most powerful and obvious example of the latter, and their rise to power was, in many ways, the final phase of the Israeli coup d'etat.  "