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  • The USA was spreading democracy

    5 12.82%
  • The USA OIL corporatocracy was acquiring assets

    15 38.46%
  • Saddam was a big threat and had to be taken out

    5 12.82%
  • none of the above

    14 35.90%
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Thread: Iraq and OIL. What was the war about?

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    Re: Iraq and OIL. What was the war about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It was the collected wisdom of the Cheney's Energy Task Force, which included oil company experts from around the world. As they noted (from above),
    "U.S. energy independence is not attainable." and "Persistently tight crude oil markets highlight the concentration of resources in the Middle East Gulf region and the vulnerability of the global economy to domestic conditions in the key producer countries."
    This ignores the fact that this does not make intervention necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What you talking about Willis??? "Iraq has already signed 11 deals with foreign oil companies which will see its production quintuple to about 12 million barrels per day (mbpd) by 2017."

    Can Iraq become world
    It's amazing what a country's economy can do after one lifts crippling sanctions.


    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Well, we killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions during the Gulf war and sanctions. How much more convincing do you think they needed???
    What does this have to do with offering to lift or reduce sanctions in exchange for more oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Give me a reason we had to invade and occupy one of the least powerful countries on the planet for almost a decade that didn't involve oil, or that represented a threat to the US?
    Faulty intelligence stated that Saddam was developing weapons of mass destruction. He had previously acted aggressively with his neighbors, even when they posed no threat to Iraq. The Bush Administration, concerned about the instability that a more powerful Saddam would have on the region (and yes world oil prices), decided that regime change was in order.
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    Re: Iraq and OIL. What was the war about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Kurds are no longer gassed. Kuwait & Saudi is no longer under threat of invasion by Iraq. Iraq is not going to invade Iran. Iraqi oil taps are open and the country no longer faces the sanctions which we were told eliminated almost an entire generation of children
    We are the ones that insisted on the sanctions and we are the ones that enforced them. We are also the ones that knocked out their water and wastewater systems which led to the deaths of millions, mostly children because of disease.

    Saddam was gassing the Kurds when he we were his ally. American companies even provided the precursor for the illegal mustard gas that was used.
    Iraq was of no threat to Kuwait & Saudi Arabia after the Persian Gulf war when we completely destroyed their military capability to be threat to any of their neighbors, and it appears that Iraq will return to civil war to determine what type of government they wish to have, after almost 5,000 Americans sacrificed and almost $2 trillion in
    National debt.

    Everything has been ruled out for justification for the most powerful country on the planet invading and occupying one of the weakest countries on the planet, except what stated above that I placed bold emphasis on.
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    Re: Iraq and OIL. What was the war about?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    This ignores the fact that this does not make intervention necessary.
    That was the recommendation of Cheney and the oil execs.


    It's amazing what a country's economy can do after one lifts crippling sanctions.
    The sanctions we insisted on and enforced? They didn't change Iraqi oil law.



    What does this have to do with offering to lift or reduce sanctions in exchange for more oil?
    Sort of like a bank robber offering to release hostages for a getaway car and million dollars?



    Faulty intelligence stated that Saddam was developing weapons of mass destruction. He had previously acted aggressively with his neighbors, even when they posed no threat to Iraq. The Bush Administration, concerned about the instability that a more powerful Saddam would have on the region (and yes world oil prices), decided that regime change was in order.
    No we used a completely bogus claim by an Iraqi that had been rebuffed by Saddam to justify carrying out Cheney's task force recommendations for a military solution to the oil law in Iraq. We knew that Iraq was of no military threat to the US or its neighbors since we completely destroyed that capability in the Persian Gulf war and didn't let them rebuild it during our enforcement of sanctions against them.
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    Re: Iraq and OIL. What was the war about?

    A mix of the three.

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