Can we discuss this: 1. I have posted that I think U.S. has a responsability in Iraq, and that the troops should remain until the situation there has been stabilized. I have not heard anyone here arguing that, - is there anyone? I'd also like to add that U.S. troops are acting under a UN mandate too now, the occupation phase is over. 2. I heard on the news (which means it isn't a fact) that U.S. is making up contracts on the behalf of a coming stable Iraq government regarding oil - stretching as long as 35 years. 2a. Is this true? 2b. What do you think? I think is totally out of U.S. business.