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zimv20
Jul 19, 2003, 11:01 PM
link (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030719/ap_on_go_pr_wh/iraq_cheney_energy_4)


Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites)'s energy task force appeared to have some interest in early 2001 in Iraq (news - web sites)'s oil industry, including which foreign companies were pursuing business there, according to documents released Friday by a private watchdog group.

Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, obtained a batch of task force-related Commerce Department (news - web sites) papers that included a detailed map of Iraq's oil fields, terminals and pipelines as well as a list entitled "Foreign Suitors of Iraqi Oilfield Contracts."

The papers also included a detailed map of oil fields and pipelines in Saudi Arabia and in the United Arab Emirates and a list of oil and gas development projects in those two countries.

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mcrain
Jul 20, 2003, 01:50 PM
Typical Conservative - "Another consipiracy theory proffered by a liberal mainstream media outlet"

Typical Liberal - "Duh"

SPG
Jul 21, 2003, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by mcrain
Typical Conservative - "Another consipiracy theory proffered by a liberal mainstream media outlet"

Typical Liberal - "Duh"

Except this is being released by an extrememly conservative group.

macfan
Jul 21, 2003, 10:52 AM
Guess what? An energy task force should have its eye on every bit of oil in the world, as well as the consumption projections for the entire world, as well as other energy sources. This is particularly true of larger reserves.

zimv20
Jul 21, 2003, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by macfan
Guess what? An energy task force should have its eye on every bit of oil in the world, as well as the consumption projections for the entire world, as well as other energy sources. This is particularly true of larger reserves.

a line is crossed when it becomes government policy.

1. energy companies want iraq oil
2. energy companies, in secret, form basis of gov't policy
3. gov't attacks iraq on pre-emptive policy
4. coalition forces secure nearly 1000 wells and the oil ministry while turning up zero WMD

i was reprimanded severely, by many people, for questioning the WH motives about attacking iraq, especially when i mentioned the oil. it is absolutely disingenuous to claim w/ absolute certainty that there's zero conflict of interest and zero causality wrt the oil being a motive for the invasion/occupation.

mcrain
Jul 21, 2003, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by zimv20
a line is crossed when it becomes government policy.

1. energy companies want iraq oil
2. energy companies, in secret, form basis of gov't policy
3. gov't attacks iraq on pre-emptive policy
4. coalition forces secure nearly 1000 wells and the oil ministry while turning up zero WMD

i was reprimanded severely, by many people, for questioning the WH motives about attacking iraq, especially when i mentioned the oil. it is absolutely disingenuous to claim w/ absolute certainty that there's zero conflict of interest and zero causality wrt the oil being a motive for the invasion/occupation.
Nice post; nice explanation as to why some of us were unabashadely against the war and why some of us questioned the WH's motives.