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Oct 15, 2006 4:28 pm


So it *is* all about the oil? Iraqis telling US if we leave, forget the oil...



Just a short post to raise an interesting question raised in an October 9 article in marketwatch.com that has garnered none of the press it should have.

read it here: http://www.marketwatch.com/

The article, about the visit of the Iraqi Ambassador to Houston, quotes him as declaring that "any reconstruction efforts would be impeded by a U.S. retreat from Iraq." Why? Because a US withdrawal "would create a security vacuum" and "would suck in regional powers." So now the Iraqis are telling the Americans that we can't have the prize if we leave!

Bush and the Republican party might be sinking, but his sponsors in the oil and arms industries have never had it better, and will continue to do quite well no matter who wins this November, or in 2008.


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