Actually, more than twice that amount of oil leaves Saudi Arabia.Iraq Iran Kuwait, Bahrain, Quatar and united Arab Emirates each day in tankers and passes through the Strait of Hormuz .
Saddan Hussein probably was a bad man. Whatever their political conventions are. They have to sell oil, so it does not really matter how much to the west or who rules these countries. You don’t NEED TO INVADE COUNTRIES TO GET OIL FROM THEM. JUST SEND THE CHEQUE. There’s no point in invading Iraq to control the oil price, either. Why does the American goverment want to force the price of oil down. That was not a big reason for invading Iraq and killing Innocent people! Maybe Bush doesn’t want to lose control over oil exporting nations.