Experiment: Ask ten people on the street why gas prices are higher now than last year, and you'll get "Iraq" as the answer eight times, and "Bush" as the other two.
Today SA announced that they will up oil production again. Likely they want to kill plans to try to drill in ANWR and stiffle efforts to broadly market hybrid cars. They can do this by making oil and gas periodically cheaper. We are headed for a cheaper time.
As a full time RV'er, I get to drive again, just in time for the snow birds.