I think it's really interesting that while the bush administration are putting the last touches on this long term agreement with their Iraqi allies, bush issued a new presidential signing statement last week specifically to allow the U.S. government to control Iraq's oil resources! The statement was issued as a response to a congressional law that prohibits the U.S. government from taking control over Iraq's oil and gas resources.
What a great message to be given at this time: not only we're planning to occupy your country's military, but we also have the intention of steeling your oil and gas.
October 24, 2008
Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar reveals: