Monday, December 21, 2009

Cheney's Folly - Iraq's Black Gold Falls to Foreigners

It wasn't supposed to be this way. America was supposed to topple Saddam and, within 60-days, have a proxy Iraqi government in place and ready to start signing long-term oil leases with American petro-giants.

That was so 2003, this is the dawn of 2010 and those oil leases are finally signed, just not with American companies having the leg up Cheney had in mind. Pepe Escobar, writing for Asia Times Online details where Cheney's plan went sideways and predicts Maliki may soon be seen by America's far right as the new Saddam.


Anonymous said...

Prove it!

The Mound of Sound said...

Hey Dingle, prove what exactly?

Anonymous said...

That's right old men carry dingles.