Tuesday, December 28, 2004

You can't beat the guy who makes the rules

When a Canadian oil exploration and oil services company won a major contract to develop an Iraqi oil field, the Iraqi interim government decided that the contract needed to be rebid. The company said that certain "unknown pressures" seemed to have prompted the decision. A Turkish company also won an oil-related bid, but there's no word on that contract. Is it really a puzzle who is behind the "unknown pressures?" The Americans said that those who didn't fight in their "coalition of the willing" wouldn't be included in the division of the post-war spoils. Neither Canada nor Turkey joined the war effort.

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