04 July 2009

From September 26 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Now We Know Whose Side They Are On
No Oil for Blood
Thanks to three American senators, China will be pumping Iraqi oil.
by Frederick W. Kagan
3:15:00 PM http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/574iglgp.asp

Why, after all the assistance we've given to Iraq over the past five years, was the first major Iraqi oil deal signed with China and not with an American or even a western company? The answer is, in part, because three Democratic senators intervened in Iraqi domestic politics earlier in [2008] to prevent Iraq from signing short-term agreements with Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total, Chevron, and BP.

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