The War in Iraq Was Always About Oil

October 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm | Posted in American politics | 1 Comment

Ask an oil man. He will tell you

Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens told Congress on Wednesday that U.S. energy companies are “entitled” to some of Iraq’s crude because of the large number of American troops that lost their lives fighting in the country and the U.S. taxpayer money spent in Iraq.

Boone, speaking to the newly formed Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, complained that the Iraqi government has awarded contracts to foreign companies, particularly Chinese firms, to develop Iraq’s vast reserves while American companies have mostly been shut out.

“They’re opening them (oil fields) up to other companies all over the world … We’re entitled to it,” Pickens said of Iraq’s oil. “Heck, we even lost 5,000 of our people, 65,000 injured and a trillion, five hundred billion dollars.”

President Barack Obama has pledged to withdraw U.S. troops in Iraq.

“We leave there with the Chinese getting the oil,” Pickens said.

awww, boo fucking hoo.

Isn’t Pickens supposed to be pushing this “alternative fuel” crap? He’s got a neato website and all, or is that just smokescreen?

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  1. Remember one thing about T. Boone: the man *always* talks his own book. That and he’s an egomaniac. A very very very rich egomaniac.

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