Oh, and About that Oil…

This paragraph jumped out at me while reading my hero’™s column this morning (if you haven’™t yet figured out how to work around the select bs, read it here):

Iraq’™s oil production remains below prewar levels. The Los Angeles Times reports that mistakes by U.S. officials and a Halliburton subsidiary, which was given large no-bid reconstruction [...]

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This paragraph jumped out at me while reading my hero’™s column this morning (if you haven’™t yet figured out how to work around the select bs, read it here):

Iraq’™s oil production remains below prewar levels. The Los Angeles Times reports that mistakes by U.S. officials and a Halliburton subsidiary, which was given large no-bid reconstruction contracts, may have permanently damaged Iraq’™s oilfields.

So I went and found the LA Times article and it’™s long but well worth the read. But I’™m warning you – almost every paragraph will have you going WTF?!?!?!?! and make you want to pull out your hair. Like this one:

They [current and former Iraqi oil officials] said that rather than tapping Iraqi state oil company officials, the U.S. program was overseen by American officials with little experience in the oil industry. In an interview, one senior U.S. official managing part of the restoration effort jokingly described his knowledge level as ‘œOil for Dummies.’

Read it and weep. Next stop, New Orleans.

Friday, September 30th, 2005 by Richard Blair |
Category: Iraq,Permalink

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