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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Can't admit you were wrong, can you? Too much pride. The war for oil, what a lie, PERPETRATED BY THE LEFT FOR 8 YEARS.
    Okay, the left was wrong. And our ignorant nation and lemming congress was wrong for allowing us to be lied to about the WMD. In the end, whatever kool aid your side choose to drink was still the wrong kool aid. And, in the end our nation got (*&^ed!!!!!

    You know it may have been for oil, WMD, to get rid of Saddam, to get rid of a terrorist, or to get a villa on the Tigres (sic). The fact remains that thousands of Americans once again gave their lifes to a war that we ended getting the short end of the stick.

    Yeah, I understand that it will drive the price of oil down and we get our oil somewhere else, but I'd rather pay more at the pump that sacrifice one more life in Iraq.
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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Not exactly a shocker provided that the Iraqi Government was free to do what it wanted. It would always have been non US/UK companies that would have won those contracts in a situation where it was the Iraqies and not the American's who was holding the auction. Why? Because there are far older and better traditional contacts between Iraq and those countries than there ever has been with the US and people tend to stick with what they know. I would also wager when it comes to buying weapons it again will be Russia, China and France who will get most of the contracts.
    Well that's good news....
    It means we can kick their ass again if all they will be using is cheap knock-offs of U.S. designs......

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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Clearly you missed the discussion revolving around Wolfowitz regarding invading Iraq as a tool to break OPEC which is extremely related to Orius's post. Granted, I probably would have supported the war if they just said that from the get go.

    Furthermore, if Iraq didn't have oil and wasn't situated in a oil region we wouldn't give a ****.

    One has to bathe in the kool-aid regularly to think we would have invaded Iraq if it had no impact upon oil.

    U.S. Adviser Says Iraq May Break With OPEC; Carroll Hints Nation Could Void Contracts - The Washington Post | Encyclopedia.com

    If you took the country with the 2nd largest proven reserves, got its production up to max and sold outside of the cartel, what effect would have that have on oil prices?
    If that's true, would you enlighten me as to why we are in Afghanistan?....
    They have nothing but rocks, rags & camels....

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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    How about a pipeline going through their country.

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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Bottom line was/is the war was never about oil. The iraqi government never was/is a puppet regime of the US.
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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Bottom line was/is the war was never about oil.
    Sure it was. All wars are for resources. The only reason for going to Iraq was because of the oil beneath its soil. If Iraq had no oil, then the US would never have bothered with it.

    The iraqi government never was/is a puppet regime of the US.
    Sure.. that is why when the US was in full control of Iraq and there was an Iraqi government, then next to all contracts went to US/UK and other "friendly" countries...

    And after the US has for the most part given free reign to the Iraqies most of the contracts have not been renewed and new companies usually from the old trading partners have taken over?
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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The Iraqi's are still pissed at us for invading their countries
    ****, we invaded TWO Iraqs?!?!

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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    ****, we invaded TWO Iraqs?!?!
    Well you know Pete, right?
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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    If that's true, would you enlighten me as to why we are in Afghanistan?....
    They have nothing but rocks, rags & camels....
    Opium and those hot afghan hos!

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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    If that's true, would you enlighten me as to why we are in Afghanistan?....
    Because Al Queada working with the Taliban planned and launched attacks on us from Afghanistan.
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