Comments: New Tomdispatch

Bush, Mar 17, 2003:--"Many Iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast, and I have a message for them. If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you. As our coalition takes away their power, we will deliver the food and medicine you need. We will tear down the apparatus of terror and we will help you to build a new Iraq that is prosperous and free."

Hey, the USA didn't keep its word, killed (and is killing) a bunch of Iraqis and knocked Iraq back to the stone age, but look on the bright side. Iraq oil production is up near pre-war levels at over two million barrels a day. Of that, Iraq is exporting 1.8 mbpd which, even at the current price of $62 is over a hundred million bucks per day or $3bn per month. So a few people are doing very, very well, thank you very much.

Posted by Don Bacon at October 26, 2008 08:07 PM