No, it's not about oil
Yesterday's report said the use of production sharing agreements (PSAs) was proposed by the US State Department before the invasion and adopted by the Coalition Provisional Authority. 'The current government is fast-tracking the process. It is already negotiating contracts with oil companies in parallel with the constitutional process, elections and passage of a Petroleum Law,' the report, Crude Designs, said.Newsflash to the 2,100 families of those killed in Iraq, and the 20,000 who have been maimed for life. Your sons and daughters, sisters and brothers died for a noble cause: to line the pockets of ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco and British Petrolium executives.
This was a war of choice not to rid the world of Saddam's WMD (he had none), not to bring freedom and democracy to the middle east, it was all about oil. From the reports of the maps of Iraq laid out on the tables at the meetings with oil executives during Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force, this was, and has always been about oil. Not about terrorism, not about weapons of mass destruction, not about freedom and democracy. Oil.
Let's examine that paragraph carefully. "the use of production sharing agreements (PSAs) was proposed by the US State Department before the invasion and adopted by the Coalition Provisional Authority." The CPA existed before the invasion?! Worse yet, the CPA was a creation of the US State Department, wasn't it? Or, was the CPA a creation of the OSP? I'm so confused. Regardless, they were writing the contracts to divvy up the spoils of war before the first bullets flew.
Gee, it sure seems to me like someone had already made up their minds to invade a sovereign country before the first bombs were dropped.
No, this was never about oil.
I think I'm going to be sick.