Friday, April 16, 2010

So What Happened to Iraq?

Were you among those who once knowingly asserted that President Bush entered Iraq for no reason other than a selfish Texas desire for oil?

"Meanwhile, Iraq’s democracy has for some time now proven itself independent from the U.S. — and that old antiwar accusation that we entered the war to control Iraqi oil was false.

Last June, the representative Iraqi government held its first oil auction — featuring transparent negotiations in which no American oil company was awarded an oil concession.

Instead, Chinese, Russian, British, French, and other national oil consortia were given the awards. These were legitimate contracts, too — not the sweetheart deals Saddam Hussein used to make with other governments in exchange for international political cover."

Read Victor Davis Hanson here.


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