[OPE-L] Bush Had Secret Plans For Iraq's Oil

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Sat Mar 19 2005 - 19:33:19 EST

Fascinating story which details some of the intrigue and divisions
within the ruling class: according to the story, in this instance
the neo-cons were on one side and "Big Oil" was on the other.

In solidarity, Jerry

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Greg Palast, Bush Had Secret Plans For Iraq's Oil
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Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq's Oil
Greg Palast, BBC

MACON,GA.—The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil
before the 9/11 attacks sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big
Oil, BBC's Newsnight has revealed.

Two years ago today — when President George Bush announced US, British and
Allied forces would begin to bomb Baghdad — protestors claimed the US had
a secret plan for Iraq's oil once Saddam had been conquered.

In fact there were two conflicting plans, setting off a hidden policy war
between neo-conservatives at the Pentagon, on one side, versus a
combination of "Big Oil" executives and US State Department "pragmatists."

"Big Oil" appears to have won. The latest plan, obtained by Newsnight from
the US State Department was, we learned, drafted with the help of American
oil industry consultants. This story continues at:

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