Thursday, June 19, 2008

This was always a war for oil

"Deals With Iraq Are Set to Bring Oil Giants Back"

BAGHDAD — Four Western oil companies are in the final stages of negotiations this month on contracts that will return them to Iraq, 36 years after losing their oil concession to nationalization as Saddam Hussein rose to power.

Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total and BP — the original partners in the Iraq Petroleum Company — along with Chevron and a number of smaller oil companies, are in talks with Iraq’s Oil Ministry for no-bid contracts to service Iraq’s largest fields, according to ministry officials, oil company officials and an American diplomat.

The deals, expected to be announced on June 30, will lay the foundation for the first commercial work for the major companies in Iraq since the American invasion, and open a new and potentially lucrative country for their operations.


I mean, c'mon...! Who doesn't believe that we are sending our people die on foreign sands and bleeding the economy to benefit the oil corps?

Yeah you, non-believer, can you walk and chew gum at the same time?