I would not be so hasty in this assumption, actually.
Oil may be the draw for many "on both sides of the aisle" as Paul so rightly points out but I don't believe it's the ultimate objective of the Russians whose "former satellites" like Bulgaria are only greasing the wheels for our intervention in Iraq.
I believe -- as with Serbia -- we are being used to effect the collectivization of the Middle East's "arc of radical Islam" just as NATO's transformation and inclusion of even Russia subsequent to abandoning its charter or its defensive nature, ended up collectivizing the security system of Europe as a matched set to the Euro economic collective already in place.
Now you've gone and changed the subject, Askel.
The radical Islamists would be ROTFLTAO, if that was permitted, knowing that another Arab nation was ripe for the picking thanks to Uncle Sucker.
I'll modify my statement slightly.
For us, it's all about oil.