I hate to drag this question into politics, and I know i'm fairly ignorant on the subject matter, by my example/questions are : What investments does President Bush and his family have in middle eastern countries and their oil? I had thought that it was mainly Saudi involvement, and not Iran/Iraq. Wouldn't an increased flow of unrefined oil out of the uninvested middle east create a greater supply and thus decrease the price and PROFIT made per barrel? It seems like simple economics. I believe GW has some part ownership of an off-shore drilling company as well. How could increasing the flow do anything but hurt him? I myself am a moderate democrat. I just hear so much from fellow democrats/liberals about Bush is in the middle east for the oil. I'm wondering how exactly he will profit from it. Is it from gaining contracts and such?