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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    There is already enough evidence to convince the majority of people, in this country, the UK, and in Iraq. Your personal opinion is irrelevant.
    Whatever you say.
    Out. Be well.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure that follows. While I don't think he war was completely about oil, just because our prices aren't lower doesn't mean it wasn't.

    Not sure we have taken a gallon of oil from Iraq yet.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Not sure we have taken a gallon of oil from Iraq yet.
    Not sure we have to. Just freeing it up helps. We were already letting him smuggle it out to our allies.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure we have to. Just freeing it up helps. We were already letting him smuggle it out to our allies.
    Why would they have to smuggle it out?
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    We did not make a parking lot out of Iraq, we will NK/SIZE].

    [SIZE=4Obama won't do that in Afghanistan but he will do it to Asians.

    Why not just let China handle it? Do we really need more unnecessary spending?
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Why would they have to smuggle it out?
    Why the large font?

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    US companies get slice of Iraq’s oil pie

    "Companies are well positioned to win the work because they have been in Iraq for years on contract.

    When Iraq divided up its oil pie two years ago, the Russian company Lukoil won a slice equivalent to about 10 per cent of Iraq’s known reserves.
    It was part of a trend: Five of the six major fields, together representing several million barrels per day of potential output, went to European, Russian and Asian oil companies. It looked as though not much was going to companies from the US, the country that took the leading role in the war.

    But read the fine print of those contracts, and companies more familiar to Americans are now poised to benefit handsomely as the oil business picks up in Iraq.

    The oil services companies Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Weatherford International and Schlumberger already won lucrative drilling subcontracts and are likely to bid on many more in one of the world’s richest markets for companies that drill oil wells. These days, that is not the oil majors.

    Halliburton and Baker Hughes are American, while Schlumberger is based in Paris though its drilling subdivision is headquartered in Houston. Weatherford, though founded in Texas, is now incorporated in Switzerland. “Iraq is a huge opportunity for contractors,” Alex

    Halliburton has won drilling and well refurbishment contracts at three of the six major fields, Weatherford International, Schlumberger and Baker Hughes at two others. One Chinese oil-services company is also working on these projects, as is a domestic Iraqi subcontractor, the Iraq Drilling Co.

    Iraq signed the production contracts with international oil companies with the goal of increasing its oil output from about 2.4 million barrels a day in 2009 to as much as 12 million barrels a day within six years. So far, output has risen to 2.7 million barrels of oil per day.

    "US oil-services companies are well positioned to win the work because they have been in Iraq for years on contract with the US occupation authorities and military. Rather than scaling back as the US military pulls out, Halliburton is planning to expand."

    US companies get slice of Iraq’s oil pie
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Why the large font?
    I think he must be hard of hearing.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Why would they have to smuggle it out?
    Before the war. Look it up.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Why not just let China handle it? Do we really need more unnecessary spending?

    That is really funny coming from and Obama supporter the biggest spender in the history of this country.
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