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Big Oil to be awarded no bid contracts in Iraq.

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Popeye, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    Surprise, surprise, this war wasn't about oil, murdering King George said so. Well, the other shoe has finally dropped and it proves the left was right all along:


    I wonder how the families of the 4102 dead will feel when they finally realize their sons and daughters died not for America, but for Exxon Mobil and their greedy friends.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/world/middleeast/19iraq.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
     
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    Oh goody, somebody else who doesn't understand what a "no bid contract" is.
     
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    Yeah... it's just another last ditch Bush administration attempt to help his people the oil lobby. Nothing new here.

    The great thing about America though is no matter how much one group in power does to screw things up all it takes is an election and things can be straightened out fairly quickly.

    I'll be so glad when Obama is President and it's the regular working person that somebody is finally looking out for.
     
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    But... if it was about oil... we would not be purchase it from them. We would own it. However we don't. So it's still illogical to conclude the war was about oil. We don't own their oil. We are not taking their oil. We are not doing anything that the liberals have claimed. Nothing here supports this screwball theory.

    And given the support we gave Iraq, and the fact that we are already there, it's completely logical to assume that when the Iraqi Petrol company started looking for help, they would look to US based companies. This isn't shocking either.

    Further, they are purchasing services from US based companies. None are getting the oil, just service contracts on the fields. We should be happy that our relationship with Iraq is creating jobs for Americans, and bringing money into our economy from over seas. Instead, like typical leftists, we have the 'lets attack the hand that feeds us' routine.

    Finely, this was totally up to the Iraqi Petrol company to issue the contracts. You'll note that they didn't issue any contracts till this point. If 'the war was about oil' lameness was true, wouldn't the Bush administration have pressured them to make contracts years ago? Why yes, yes he would have. But no... no he didn't. That's because it had nothing to do with oil.

    Typical left wing non-issue here. If Iraq had waited 20 years to make a contract with an America company, they'd be all hyped up about "the war 20 years ago was about oil see!!!" blaw blaw blaw blaw....
     
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