Have you ever considered paying for oil and gas instead of stealing it with American blood and Trillions of dollars to the American taxpayers?<quoted text>
Well, can you put water in your car and drive off? Iraq was a threat to the entire Persian Gulf. Just look at what just the threat of closing the Suez Canal does to the oil market!!!
Why did Saudi Arabia build an oil pipeline that goes through the Golan Heights and into Lebanon for? They were afraid that if the Persian Gulf was closed, or the Suez Canal, their oil could not be delivered.
And that is just one more reason why we should complete the Keystone Pipeline!!!
What makes you think that an American Oil Company overseas in Iraq is going to give YOU ROGUE, a good deal on Oil and Gasoline?
Green Party supports Iraqis protesting the oil law benchmark
http://tinyurl.com/2kaypw July 19, 2007
The oil law, instead of bringing peace, will allow US and UK energy companies to plunder Iraqi oil, say Greens
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders declared their support for the tens of thousands of Iraqis, including labor unions, who are protesting the Iraqi oil law 'benchmark' that the Bush Administration and supporters are seeking to impose as a condition for reconstruction aid.
On July 16, Iraqis took to the streets of Basra in a demonstration organized by the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions against the proposed law, which would place 2/3 of Iraqi oil under foreign control, granting 30-year contracts to US and UK energy corporations for 'development' of Iraq's oil resources.
"The oil law is nothing more than a scheme to allow the US and Britain to pillage Iraq's source of wealth," said TE Smith, black Vietnam War veteran and member of the DC Statehood Green Party. "The oil law benchmark confirms exactly what antiwar protesters have said all along -- that President Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq were largely motivated by 'blood for oil.' Iraqis are right to fear that the oil law will mark a return to the days of colonial plunder by western nations."
The Bush Administration, with bipartisan support in Congress and the approval of most Democratic presidential candidates, is pressing the Iraqi Parliament to pass the oil law. The law would overturn Iraqi legislation passed in 1961 and 1973 to ensure that the Iraqi people enjoyed control over and profits from their own oil resources.
"Democratic and Republican politicians alike want the Iraqi oil law passed, because they care more about profits for Exxon Mobil, Shell, and Chevron Texaco than they do about peace, democracy, and the well-being of the Iraqi people," said Nancy Allen, member of the Maine Green Party and the party's Peace Action Committee (GPAX). "Democrats are talking about passage of the oil law as a necessary step towards withdrawal of US troops. The Green Party demands that US troops be ordered home immediately with no such conditions, that the US recognize that Iraqi oil belongs to the Iraqi people, and that we as Americans seek safe and clean alternatives to fossil fuel energy."