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Wednesday
Jul082009

T. Boone Pickens New Plan: America Is Entitled To Iraqi Oil As Compensation For Fallen Soldiers (Poll Question) 

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Skip to the 4:40 mark of this CNBC clip. Pickens says "We should get a call on Iraqi oil for the 4,000 people we lost and the $2 trillion we've lost."  "We haven't got much out of Iraq that I can see that's helped America."

My first thought is that we dug our own grave in Iraq.  We acted unilaterally and without cause and now Pickens thinks we should be compensated for our trouble. 

This is the height of American arrogance and imperialism.  We're gonna come in and screw up your country and its infrastructure, and we'll be taking ownership of your most strategic assets as a thank you.  Buh-bye. 

Is Pickens right, do we deserve Iraqi oil as a thank you for our commitment to democracy?

 

 

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Disinter...

thanks for you comment...I always try to read your blog when I get a chance...and thanks for posting our stories to WRH...it really helps spread the word and I appreciate it greatly...
Jul 9, 2009 at 1:54 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Fuck the oil, T. Boone. Let's talk blood. Dick Cheney must have loads of it.
Jul 9, 2009 at 1:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
Pickens is wrong, of course. But this is almost as wrong: " We acted unilaterally and without cause..."

We were part (ok, the majority of) a large alliance of countries that acted in Iraq early in the war. Granted, we're the last ones standing, but *hardly* unilaterally.

"Without cause" is specious too. Can you remember how *many* UN resolutions "required" Iraq to do A, B, and C, generally in reaction to Hussain's provocations against international peace and order? And how the resolutions were always ignored or subverted? *Good* cause is debatable (i.e., why should we *ever* care about UN resolutions, dictates, etc.), but we certainly had cause...
Jul 9, 2009 at 1:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrank
Frank seems to be "hard of thinking". The US persuaded and bribed a whole load of countries to join in the invasion to make it look less like naked aggression. Further as was proven post-invasion, Iraq had complied with the UN resolutions and dismantled it's WMD program. Every reason given pre-invasion has since proven to be false.
Jul 9, 2009 at 6:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterKim
@Frank and @Kim

I vote with Kim on this one...who wrote:

The US persuaded and bribed a whole load of countries to join in the invasion to make it look less like naked aggression. Further as was proven post-invasion, Iraq had complied with the UN resolutions and dismantled it's WMD program. Every reason given pre-invasion has since proven to be false.


I can't find a single thing I disagree with in her comment.
Jul 9, 2009 at 8:07 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Pickens should be put in an un-armored HUMVEE and sent into Ramadi or Fallujah for about two weeks without ammunition or a soldier to protect his sorry treasonous ass.

and the the Iraqi's decide if his assholean STEAL THE IRAQI OIL idea has any merit.

I hope every single GOP fuck and DINOCRAT who voted for this MASS MURDER OF IRAQI'S AND U.S. SERVICEMENT ALIKE, IS TRIED FOR MURDER ONE FOR EVERY SINGLE WAR CASUALTY, AND THEN SUMMARILY DANGLED ON THE END OF A VERY STURDY ROPE.

it's time that there be retribution for this fucking cowardly war criminality of the U.S.S.A.
How many Iraqis died b/c of the war and the resulting chaos? 100's of thousands? They owe us nothing, it was the US plan to destroy the country and its infrastructure, then put in a friendly IRAQI leader who would say thanks for your help, take some oil.

I think the US tried that in Iran, didn't work so well did it?

T Boone has good ideas on gas, but this one is mind-numbingly arrogant and preposterous. American arrogance encapsulated.
Jul 9, 2009 at 11:41 PM | Unregistered Commentercanuck
@Canuck

Excellent comment. I agree completely...thanks for checking us out and leaving your thoughts...
Jul 11, 2009 at 3:04 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
"Pickens should be put in an un-armored HUMVEE and sent into Ramadi or Fallujah for about two weeks without ammunition or a soldier to protect his sorry treasonous ass."


Now that is some anger...I like the passion...
Jul 11, 2009 at 3:05 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
If we had been invited by the Iraqi people to remove Sadam we could expect fair compensation for our efforts. This was not the case. We destroyed a country for weapons-of-mass-destruction that did not exist
Apr 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM | Unregistered Commenterqi

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