Am I nuts to suggest that $53 oil (an all-time record high) less than one month before the U.S. Presidential election has something to do with the fact that OPEC countries are trying to influence the outcome?
Venezuela's fraudulently elected (that's according to MIT mathematicians) leader is certainly not Bush-friendly (though poor, gullible Carter will always have a special place in his heart). Then there's Iran (what is it with Carter and putting our enemies in charge of strategically important oil-producing countries?). The other OPEC countries aren't much better. And I think all this talk of "democracy in the Mideast" may even have made the Saudis nervous enough to secretly stab Bush in the back. Hey, they aren't exactly pro-Israel you know.