We invaded sovereign soil, going after oil
Taking countries is a hobby paid for by the oil lobby

from Killer Mike – Reagan Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In recent history, the United States has become increasingly involved in the Middle East, occupying many countries. Many speculate that this is caused by a desire for the oil of those nations, something the oil industry would endorse and lobby for. Are these the values that built America from the ground up?

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