It seems recently, the Iraqi government has been giving out millions of barrels of oil to some of the foreign contractors for getting refineries and whatever up an running. Like BP and CNPC. I guess this makes sense as why bother going through exchanges and currencies to add unecessary costs...perhaps even evading some taxations. I haven't heard of whether the US government is going to be getting any payment of raw extractions like this for "helping them oust Sadam" or anything, but are they planning to do this too? I know the US government isn't in the "refinery" business but it does have an oil reserve and stuff...some of which was used recently. Or maybe the US can sell excess to Exxon or whatever. Or are they planning to compensate the coalition, et al in another way for the $700+ billion they spend on the Iraq war?