Perhaps we've learned that the Iraq war had nothing to do with the vague and technocratic threat of the petro-euro? Or, for the extra point:
Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, warned that even the mere mention to journalists of the fact that leaders were discussing the weak dollar would cause the US currency to plummet.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
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