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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    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.
    Exactly right. The US doesn't require that its companies do the oil extraction and refining. It is still more oil on the market. It is still geopolitically important to the US. Geopolitically means more important than a few oil contracts. The oil must flow.

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

    Oil was a factor, but it certainly wasn't the sole factor, as some like to claim.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Oil was a factor, but it certainly wasn't the sole factor, as some like to claim.
    Of course oil wasn't the sole factor, but to ignore oil is insane.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Of course oil wasn't the sole factor, but to ignore oil is insane.
    Agreed. I'm just wondering what the resident uber-leftists think about this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Agreed. I'm just wondering what the resident uber-leftists think about this.
    And the uber-rightists.
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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    And the uber-rightists.
    How is the article relevant to uber-rightists?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    How is the article relevant to uber-rightists?
    No, the notion that oil wasn't part of the reason as relevant to uber-rightists.

    And Orius is still correct on the basic premise.
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    Re: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    No, the notion that oil wasn't part of the reason as relevant to uber-rightists.
    Well, I'm not concerned with them right now; this thread is directed specifically at the far left. Their "war for oil" nonsense has been a perpetual impediment to honest political dialog for some time now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Because Al Queada working with the Taliban planned and launched attacks on us from Afghanistan.
    This must come from the "obvious" part of your name.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    This must come from the "obvious" part of your name.
    I got asked an obvious question, granted it may have been rhetorical but that's hard to detect on forums. I really didn't have anything else to say.

    Btw, attacking someone on their handle is rather weak. Find some better smack.
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