Lets examine the conflicts the US has been in since WWII.
Korea - Where is the vast wealth from this country? No Oil, Coal, gold, diamonds, etc.
Just Kim Chi.
Cuba - Well, nothing there really, except sugar and cigars.
Vietnam - Now this is a natural resources paradise isn't it? Why the Vietnamese are swimming in oil huh?
Dominican Republic- Oil, no? I guess we went to war with them for Cigars.
Grenada - Oil? Only Palm Oil. I guess we invaded it for Rum.
Panama - Oil? What vast wealth does this country have?
Kuwait - Eureka! We struck OIL! Yes we went to Kuwait to keep a crazed dictator from possessing over 50% of the worlds oil supplies (I'm including Saudi Arabia, because it was next on the list, if we did nothing). However We gave it back to the Kuwaitis. Wow. How about that.
Somalia - Now in this kingdom, the streets are lined with gold. (I mean shit) sorry, nothing here.
Haiti - yes, another rich country just using its wealth to wipe its ass with. The Haitians are just lighting their Dominican Cigars with hundred dollar bills aren't they.
Bosnia - Yet another treasure of natural resources here. Yeah, we can all retire from what we stole from the Bosnians
Kosovo - This place makes Haiti look rich. Yes, we are just sucking there poor little skulls dry.
Afghanistan - Yes, another rich country just waiting for the greedy US to come in and rob them of there, ummm. What is it they have again? Oh, yes. ... Sand!
Iraq - God Damn. Lighting must have struck twice, Eureka! How long do you think it will be before we give it back to the Iraqis? I say 6 months.