But corporate jets really had to have that gas bad

from Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Iraq was, for all its flaws, relatively stable and free of sectarian conflict before the series of US invasions and sanctions beginning in the 1990’s. Despite this, the US invaded for reasons that, among others, were economic and geopolitical, and caused the exact same instability that we supposedly have to maintain a presence there to now combat

The reference to “corporate jets” could also be seen as referring to the top “1%”, those who benefit disproportionately from capitalism and would therefore receive the most profit from the production and distribution of oil.

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