I was thinking why doesn't ExxonMobile, Sunnaco, BP, and Shell form their own allied coalition and bomb Libya and Iraq themselves? With their revenues I'm sure they could afford a handful of fighter jets. They can hire hire their own soldiers. The use of the American military as a middle man really isn't very efficient. All the money wasted on lobbyists to garner support for these military operations is just one example. Then you have to deal with all the care that America tries to take to avoid civilian causalities. Dude oil companies just have stock holders to answer to. They don't have bleeding heart cry baby humanitarians in their constituency. Hell they don't even have a constituency. Further, the American Soldier costs a lot of money. Why pay high first world wages when you can get cheap Chinese , Bangladeshi, and or Vietnamese labor to fight your war? This way you can have all the gay or straight soldiers you want. As many women as you want in your army and even children. The usefulness of children has really been lost to history and the early industrial revolution. And you don't have to worry about those guys unionizing. Could you imagine unionized mercenaries? I have to admit that would be kind of cool.
This corporate war works out for those Americans who aren't interested in paying for these wars. All you have to do is not drive car. Just ride a bike or skate everywhere. That's got be a great trip rollerskating across America. It will probably take you a few days, but coasting up and down the Grand Tetons has got to be a ride of a life time.