Iraqi oil law not passed yet


This video from England is called Hassan Jumaa, President of Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions.

‘Hassan Jumaa Awad al Assadi, President of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), spoke to over 200 people at Friends Meeting House on Wednesday 18th July [2007 in London].’

Jonathan Steele in British daily The Guardian:

Good news from Baghdad at last: the oil law has stalled

The panic and distraction of the security crisis should not be used as cover for handing Iraq’s wealth to foreigners

Glad tidings from Baghdad at last. The Iraqi parliament has gone into summer recess without passing the oil law that Washington was pressing it to adopt. For the Bush administration this is irritating, since passage of the law was billed as a “benchmark” in its battle to get Congress not to set a timetable for US troop withdrawals. The political hoops through which the government of Nouri al-Maliki has been asked to jump were meant to be a companion piece to the US “surge”. Just as General David Petraeus, the current US commander, is due to give his report on military progress next month, George Bush is supposed to tell Congress in mid-September how the Maliki government is moving forward on reform.

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