Argument: The Iraq War has decreased oil production in Iraq rather than secured it
- Immanuel Wallerstein. "Walking Away: The Least Bad Option". MRZine. February 15, 2008 - "A fourth reason is that withdrawal would hurt U.S. access to the oil supplies of the Middle East. However, the U.S. presence has led to a decrease, not an increase, in Iraqi production, which will not resume seriously as long as the war is going on."