Why didn't the US military just seize Saddams oil wells in 2003?

Instead of sending American forces deep inside Iraqi cities to be ambushed and killed. Why didn't the Americans simply send huge armoured formations and just seize Saddams oil wells. Then just mine his only seaport Basra and job done. This would have saved US troops from getting ambushed in the cities, use... show more Instead of sending American forces deep inside Iraqi cities to be ambushed and killed.

Why didn't the Americans simply send huge armoured formations and just seize Saddams oil wells. Then just mine his only seaport Basra and job done.

This would have saved US troops from getting ambushed in the cities, use less troops and miniuscle casualties. You would only need about 5000 men and a few tanks, artillery to hold these positions and then American oil contractors can suck Iraq dry faster then a Brazilian call girl working on commission.

Without the oil money Saddams regime would have starved and withered away and we would have just laughed at him and his silly moustache.
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