The sadness in all of this is that GW Bush will come out of it smelling like a rose.
Just sitting and wondering, here... now, could the Arab producing nations undermine this power play by moving swifty within the next 6-12months and begin using the Euro to sell their oil?
Iran, by leading the other 6 countries (Venezuela is one) that don't have a central bank controlling their money supply into stop trading in dollars. I would think that the opec nations should already know about this weak link. It is the real reason behind why Iran has been tagged as an axis of evil. Because, from what I understand, Iran has been wanting to make this move for some time.