Ruby, “Is Oil the Driving Force to War?” pp. 14-15; see also Herman Franssen and Elaine Morton, “A Review of U.S. Unilateral Sanctions Against Iran,” Middle East Economic Survey 45, no. 34 (26 August 2002), pp. D1-D5 (D section contains op eds. as opposed to staff-written articles).
 Ruby, “Is Oil the Driving Force to War?” pp. 16-17; see also David Ivanovich, “Conoco’s Chief Blasts Sanctions,” Houston Chronicle (12 February 1997).
 On this issue see, for example, Chalmers Johnson , Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000), 87-88.
 The statement was widely reported by many news papers and other media outlets. See, for example, The Guardian (4 June 2003), http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/aboutoil.htm
Ismael Hossein-zadeh, author of the recently published The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism (Palgrave-Macmillan 2007), teaches economics at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.