This video is called The Battle For Haditha.
From The Observer in Britain:
Iraq poised to hand control of oil fields to foreign firms
Baghdad under pressure from Britain to pass a law giving multinationals rights to the country’s reserves
Heather Stewart, economics correspondent
Sunday February 25, 2007
Baghdad is under pressure from Britain and the US to pass an oil law which would hand long-term control of Iraq’s energy assets to foreign multinationals, according to campaigners.
Iraqi trades unions have called for the country’s oil reserves – the second-largest in the world – to be kept in public hands.
But a leaked draft of the oil law, seen by The Observer, would see the government sign away the right to exploit its untapped fields in so-called exploration contracts, which could then be extended for more than 30 years.
Remember how hysterical Bush supporting pundits went whenever you doubted their wisdom?
Remember their hysteria whenever you doubted their certainties on ‘weapons of mass destruction‘?
Well, the Bush administration has admitted there were no weapons of mass destruction, the only official reason for the war.
And no 9/11-Saddam Hussein connection (there were Saddam-Rumsfeld, and CIA-Al Qaeda connections, but they do not want to talk about that.)
George W Bush himself has admitted US forces are not winning the war in Iraq.
And, Bush said, yes, Iraq is comparable to Vietnam (a comparison for which not that long ago Senator Edward Kennedy and others had been attacked in McCarthyite Inquisition style).
The peace movement really touched a raw nerve of the Right when they said: No blood for oil in Iraq.
They started war for unselfish humanitarian reasons, ‘of course’ not for oil.
In reality, there is a complex of causes for the Iraq war.
The major importance of oil within that complex is by now at last admitted by Bush’s Republicans.
By the way, one of Bush’s loudest warmongers, Paul Wolfowitz, had already admitted the war was about oil and Washington’s relations to number one oil producer Saudi Arabia, and that “weapons of mass destruction” had just been a “bureaucratic” excuse.
Halliburton going to Dubai: here.
Report on big peace demonstration in London: here.