‘Blood For Oil’

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    The Left’s ‘Blood For Oil’ Fraud

    6/8/12 by Rick Moran

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    At the height of anti-war hysteria in 2003-04, there was a weird paranoia from the left about why we invaded Iraq. There were “Cheney’s oil maps” that purported to show how we would divvy up Iraq oil among American oil companies (maps for Saudi Arabia and the UAE were also part of Cheney’s grand scheme). The maps, released as a result of an FOIA request from Judicial Watch, contain a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as two charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects, and “Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts.”

    One would hope the American government had such maps — not to pinpoint the location of oil fields to take over as the left imagined, but as a necessary store of information that any government interested in Iraqi oil production would have. Scott Thompson, writing in crackpot Lyndon LaRouche’s Executive Intelligence Review, saw it differently:

    Vice President Dick Cheney has been plotting the conquest of Iraq since he was Secretary of Defense in President George H.W. Bush’s Administration—a plan then considered insane aggression. Moreover, on July 17, 2003, Judicial Watch announced that Cheney’s Energy Task Force had developed a map of Iraq dated March 2001, as well as maps of the neighboring United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Saudi Arabia, which show that Cheney knew precisely how much the conquest of Iraq would be worth.

    Lest anyone think this was an isolated interpretation of “Cheney’s maps,” a simple Google search reveals nearly 5 million results for “Cheney oil maps.”

    Then there was the even weirder conspiracy theory advanced in Michael Moore’s fantasy/documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 that we went to war in Afghanistan not to oust the Taliban and kill Osama bin Laden, but to secure access for oil companies to the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline. The fact that the Taliban was enabling mass murderer bin Laden by allowing him to live and train his terrorists in their country after the horror of 9/11 apparently wasn’t enough of a reason to go to war for Moore and his paranoid followers. They saw the evil, grasping hands of oil companies wanting to profit from the natural gas pipeline that would transit through southern Afghanistan. President Bush, being a former oil company executive (he also owned the Texas Rangers baseball team at one time but strangely, Moore didn’t accuse the president of wanting to establish a pro franchise in Kabul), wanted to do his former colleagues in the industry a favor and throw out the Taliban who we broke off negotiations with after the African embassy bombings.

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    Yeah they said that Bush could control oil prices, but Obama cant, they're so full of shit (answer the President cant control them directly, but he could allow more drilling and refining, lowering the price)
     
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    they're scared that corporations can fight back and unions dont have a monopoly on big money. sucks to be a democrat
     
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    You really like to hit them when they're down, don't you? If I hear HALLIBURTON one more time, I might implode... Just like our Liberal Brothers, and Sisters have been imploding since the the Walker win in Wisconsin. As for Halliburton... WTF does a company who moves fossil fuels have to do with Politics anyway? Oh yeah... The Dick Cheney connection, and the Leftist disdain for BIG OIL... Forgetting of course, there is NO "green" Technology available that will bring "goods" to market. Last I checked, there is "still" no such thing as a VIABLE electric "Semi Truck" that would be capable of moving those "Organic" veggies from California to New Jersey.
     
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    At least "blood for oil" would have made some sense. Bush's denial was just another indication that they didn't know what they were doing. Energy availability is in our national interest. The way a tinpot dictator trapped in his own country was treating the citizenry, isn't. That's their business. We should have been working towards a Libya situation where the populace did most of the dirty work, while we provided material, air and intelligence support.
     
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    If Romney wins will code pink make a come back???
     
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    The left eh ?
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DJ--Z3lvaQ]General Wesley Clark reveals US war plan - 2007 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Exactly, what pisses me off is it ended up being for NOTHING. Thanks to Obama being Hell bent on Leaving. Place is already falling apart, and Iran's Puppet.

    It was never About oil. We didn't take any fucking oil, we didn't even Get the Fucking Contracts. All we did was waste Years, Lives and Money Trying to do something that takes a Generational Commitment, on a Budget and with a Sch.

    Stupid.

    I said it before the War. If your going go Big, and Be ready for a Long Term Commitment. If all you are going to do is Topple Saddam, then not have the Will to stick it out for the Decades it takes to Build A Country, then you might as well have just shot Saddam and lets the Cards fall where they may. Same fucking Result, A lot less lives lost and money spent.
     
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    Wasn't "blood for oil" started by the World Can't Wait organization? or at least made popular?
     

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