I had a conversation earlier today with a person I know who has a family member who works for a foreign energy conglomerate which I will not name. The person reportedly told my friend that the war was "all about oil." Paraphrasing, he told my friend:
'This war is about removing the influence that OPEC has over the price of oil. Whoever controls the reserves in Iraq controls the price of oil for the next 100 years. Of course this war is all about oil.'