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They Came, They Saw, They Screwed It Up

Michael Klare via TomDispatch takes a look at American “oil policy” in Iraq – pre-war to post-Katrina.


The failure to rebuild key components of Iraq’s petroleum industry has impeded oil production and may have permanently damaged the largest of the country’s vast oil fields, American and Iraqi experts say.
Engineering mistakes, poor leadership and shifting priorities have delayed or led to the cancellation of several projects critical to restoring Iraq’s oil industry, according to interviews of more than two dozen current and former U.S. and Iraqi officials and industry experts.

In-fighting and some really dumb screw ups – read it and weep.

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One Response to “They Came, They Saw, They Screwed It Up”

  1. oil infrastructure problems

    The oil infrastructure in Iraq is not fit and able to get the oil to where it is needed….

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