The ultimate goal of the Iraq war? Oil, surely. You knew that, I knew that, only the purblind among us continue to deny it. But I had no idea of the details, just revealed in a report by a group of UK and US policy experts. The report, Crude Designs: the ripoff of Iraq's oil wealth, describes the secret plans that have been going on behind the scenes. What plans? I'll let columnist Susan Ives' article explain it: So now we know not only the cost of cheap oil (2100+ lives), but exactly who's going to get it, how they're going to do it, and how much they stand to make off it. Would somebody like to explain to me again why I should be proud of my country?