Friday, September 14, 2007
Hey, maybe it really is about the oil!
From my father, who regularly provides great commentary on current topics:
Today the Kurds announced that they have signed a contract with Hunt Oil Co of Texas to produce and market their oil. The idea of a national oil-sharing agreement for a united Iraq is finished. Since oil is all Iraq has got, a united Iraq is finished.
The real significance is that Mr Hunt is not only a very close personal friend of "we are winning" Bush, but he also sits on the Council of Economic Advisors. If any businessman knows which way the wind is blowing, and what's OK with the White House, he does.
No WMD. No Saddam-Osama link. No real reason to invade Iraq. Just oil deals for the Friends of Bush, while Dubya does the necessary fan dance.