How much are the lives of 4400 plus young American men and women worth? Not to mention the lives of at least 100,000 dead Iraqis, not to mention the tens of thousands permanently disabled on both sides, not to mention those who died in the hands of America's little stooges such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia during their own struggle for freedom. Yet you implies that they all are only worth $97 a barrel?
In comparison, probably less than 500 people died in the Tiananmen's surrounding areas (not a single one actually died in Tiananmen), which brought 30 years of stability and miraculous development to China, and propelled her toward the status of a superpower.
Sirry Chicom, we no get oil from Iraq. And Saudi Arabia has been soveriegn since 1932 and the USA had nothing got do with its founding. Neither in Bahrain sirry boy.