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Not quite, Syed

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in response to reader comment: jeff In Iraq, American troops are withdrawing on schedule, and not a single American company is involved in Iraqi oil.

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Apr 12, 2010 at 16:25

Syed,

The Iraqi government has signed contracts only with a European oil company (BP) and a Chinese oil company (CNPC). They very recently have changed their policy and will allow American companies to bid on oil contracts that will put 90% of the profit to the Iraqi government. Yes, Exxon said they might (or might not) bid on a future contract. Malaysia's Petronas may also bid. Have you accused the Chinese and the Malaysians of profiting in the blood for oil scheme?

And American troops are withdrawing on schedule from Iraq.

The USA entered Iraq to remove a genocidal dictator who murdered tens of thousands of Iraqis annually, (without a single complaint from you) and who the American president at that time believed held weapons of mass destruction in violation of the treaty he had signed to end a war that he had started. Myself, I never thought that Saddam Hussein was particularly different from any other Islamic government, and did not agree with the invasion of Iraq. However, oil had nothing to do with it.

We could have won the war in Iraq very quickly. All we had to do was fight like Muslims do. Hide behind women and children; blow up schools, playgrounds, mosques, markets, weddings and funerals. But of course we didn't, and wouldn't, do any of those things; we're not the army of Islam.

The so-called government of Afghanistan was complicit in the murder of 3000 innocent Americans on September 11, 2001 (a date that I'm sure you celebrate every year, but we call it terrorism) and so received a response from the USA. It had nothing to do with your imaginary pipeline.

By the way, why does (India) always appear next to your name when you post here? I thought you lived in Iran. Any Bahais left alive? Better report them.

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