Amid false talk of weapons of mass destruction and unfounded links to September 11, anti-war critics enthusiastically called the Iraq War a bellicose effort for oil.
Now, about six years later, Chinese and British oil companies have signed contracts to extract oil when exploiting poor Iraqi people that live in the areas, according to the New York Times. Also, 10 more oil fields will be bit out this fall.
Capitalism advocates will hoist this up as a “free market” out from under the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. But when Iraqi people remain poor and unemployed as multi-national corporations reap multi-billion profits it’s just tyranny with a different face.
The anti-war critics were right.