Greg Palast: Bush didn't bungle Iraq, you foolsQuicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|Three bucks a gallon in the States (and a quid a litre in Britain) means colossal profits for Big Oil, and that makes Dick's ticker go pitty-pat with joy. The top oily-gopolists, the five largest oil companies, pulled in $113 billion in profit in 2005 -- compared to a piddly $34 billion in 2002 before Operation Iraqi Liberation. In other words, it's been a good war for Big Oil. As per Plan Bush, Bahr Al-Ulum became Iraq's occupation oil minister; the conquered nation 'enhanced its relationship with OPEC;' and the price of oil, from Clinton peace-time to Bush war-time, shot up 317%.|
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