Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

Undue Influence, Deceptions, and the Neocon Energy Agenda
by Gary Vogler


About The Book

From the Foreword by Lawrence B. Wilkerson:

“[T]he debate over whether oil was a principal reason for the 2003 invasion has waxed and waned, with one camp arguing that it absolutely was, while the other argues the precise opposite.”

“Mr. Vogler, himself a former soldier, changed his mind…because he discovered that U.S., British, and other soldiers did in fact die and were seriously wounded for oil. And hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died or were wounded, and millions displaced as well…for oil and for Israel.”

“Did such a concoction of personalities and tacit alliances lead almost inevitably to malevolent design triumphing over inexperienced presidential leadership in the most truly serious of national security matters, including, most prominently, Iraq? It’s difficult to assign Iraq’s abysmal state today to anything else, though many have tried to blame all manner of other influences, from ISIS to Iran. Vogler’s words in his latest book put a lie to all such obfuscations, half-truths, and official propaganda.”


It has been two decades since the decision was made to invade Iraq. Even with 4,489 killed in action, 32,223 wounded in action, and more than $2 trillion sunk into Iraq between 2003 and 2011, our country has seen no benefit. Gary Vogler believes that those impacted by that war deserve an honest response to the question “Why did we do it?” This book details the truth about one part of that honest response: the Israeli oil agenda.

This book recounts how neoconservatives inside the Bush administration worked secretly with the Israel lobby and the Israeli government to satisfy Israel’s energy needs. Israel has significantly benefited since the 2003 Iraq War, while our country has incurred significant costs. The events, assessments, and conclusions described in this book are from Mr. Vogler’s personal experience.

About the author

Gary Vogler is president of Howitzer Consulting, LLC. From December 2006 to September 2011 he was a senior oil consultant for U.S. forces in Iraq, and before that he served as deputy senior oil advisor, ORHA, for the Pentagon, Kuwait, and Baghdad. Vogler, a former US Army Officer, has also worked in management positions at ExxonMobil and Mobil Oil corporations for over two decades. He's the author of Iraq and the Politics of Oil: An Insider's Perspective.
Gary Vogler

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