They’ve Done It, American Oil Companies Got Iraqi OilNovember 6, 2009 at 7:54 am | Posted in American politics | 3 Comments
Because that’s what the war in Iraq was always about:
Reporting from Baghdad – The Iraqi government Thursday signed a deal with a consortium led by U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. to develop a major oil field in southern Iraq, marking the first entry by an American-dominated group into Iraq’s oil industry since it was nationalized in 1972.
The deal coincides with a flurry of activity this week that suggests major oil companies are finally poised to return to Iraq, more than six years after the U.S.-led military invasion raised firms’ hopes of gaining access to some of the world’s largest and most underdeveloped oil reserves.
Good work America, you gave American oil companies the oil they badly wanted. The only price you had to pay was your soldiers dying… oh and a tax bill of over $1 trillion dollars sent to your children to pay. Great work. I’m sure Exxon will give you a trifle Christmas present in the mail.