[SPORK] Weird definition of "draining the swamp"

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Wed Apr 30 13:20:01 PDT 2003

> Just to be clear, you are saying that the US oil companies will go in, 
> pump the oil, load it on a ship and bring it back to the US of A w/o 
> paying the Iraqis a dime (much less market price) for their oil?  If 
> you really believe that, you need to lay off the crack :-)
> B

Well just to be clear - the US will go in - pump the oil (untendered 
contract), refine the oil (untendered contract), ship it or pipeline it 
to market (untendered contract) and sell the oil (untendered contract). 
Ask any rock star how that works - sure you get market price - after all 
the expenses are covered. I'm sure that the expenses will be covered 
sometime just after all the oil is gone. First they have to pay the 
murderers to replace their bombs, then I'm sure they'll have to pay the 
costs of the fascists currently in charge, then I'm sure there is the 
whole raft of carpetbaggers salivating at a new batch of  US 
government-sponspored monopolies.

And of course US organized crime is in for the ride - seems clear the 
gov gave them an advance notice on lucrative targets for looting.


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