1> Which is it? .... (Or should I be shocked because US Generals should control the oil outputs?)
Are they selling it to the best buyer? no, they are selling oil to who USA wants. It's not shocking that USA generals control Iraqi oil, what is a little more shocking is that USA is keeping after USA interests, not Iraqi people interests. Well it's not shocking, it's only shocking if you believe what they claim
2> Haliburton is importing gasoline ...
Is importing at the best prices? or where USA wants to keep its own companies, or its political relations?.
2a> ... why France REALLY opposed US intervention in Iraq)
I have no doubt that France is not lamb (so none that supported USA is), the difference is that USA need a war, and France need peace. I don't care the motivation of France, this time it wanted peace. And the difference between France treaties and USA treaties is that France buy it in a free market, where Iraq could decide to sell or not, USA can buy it because has invaded the country.
3> Loans on a depressed ... Hitler... WWI
The problem of WWI were the war compensations ,that Germany had to pay. That drove Germany into bankruptcy. Loans are good, look at Plan Marshall after WWII.
It wasn't blood for oil. In fact there are less sodiers dead that murders in a year in USA, or people dead in car accidents (Forget everthing about Iraq civilians, and current chaos violence). It's not blood, it's government money for oil.
I think it' been a good deal. Government invest in war, war gain access to oil, oil generates money to American oil companies. And more, money paid to Iraq by American oil companies is invested back in American companies for rebuiding.
Government's money invested in defense + Iraq OIL=more money in private American companies + control of a strategic resource.
WMD? Terrorism? Iraqui people? Democracy?
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