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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 01:06 PM
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27. Thank you!!! Direct link to interview.


"AMY GOODMAN: Antonia Juhasz, what is the significance of this for Western oil companies?

ANTONIA JUHASZ: Well, in my mind, the law certainly opens the door to US oil companies and the Bush administration winning a very large piece of their objective of going to war in Iraq, at least winning it on paper. The law does almost word for word what was laid out in the Baker-Hamilton recommendation, which I discussed previously on your show, which is, at the very basic level, to turn Iraq's nationalized oil system, the model that 90% of the worlds oil is governed by, take its nationalized oil system and turn it into a commercial system fully open to foreign corporate investment on terms as of yet to be decided. So it leaves vague this very important question of what type of contracts will the Iraqi government use. But what it leaves clear is that basically every level of the oil industry will be open to private foreign companies.

And, as Raed said, it introduces this very unique model, which is that ultimate decision making on contracts rests with a new council to be set up in Iraq, and sitting on that council will be representatives -- executives, in fact -- of oil companies, both foreign and domestic. In addition, it does maintain the Iraq National Oil Company, but gives the Iraq National Oil Company almost no preference. Its almost in all cases just another oil company among lots of other companies, including US oil companies. And this council, the new oil and gas council, is going to be the decision making body to determine what kind of contract the Iraqis can sign, and all contract models are still on the table, yet to be determined. I think thats left vague or open, so that the very necessary criticism to earlier drafts of the law, which included specifically production sharing agreements, might be quieted."

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  -The New Iraqi Oil Law: Leaked slipslidingaway  Feb-20-07 12:33 AM   #0 
  - W got his oil for his world buds  Erika   Feb-20-07 12:37 AM   #1 
  - When will anyone in Congress wake up? There certainly has not  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 12:52 AM   #4 
  - W is making enemies that will last generations.  Jack Sprat   Feb-20-07 01:01 AM   #7 
  - Yes, competent at generating terrorists and profits for some n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:18 AM   #12 
  - "W is making enemies that will last generations." That's a fact as my  Auntie Bush   Feb-20-07 08:38 PM   #33 
  - They may have their oil but the instability * caused greatly threatens their ability  mod mom   Feb-20-07 08:34 AM   #21 
  - It was easy to see this coming  Jack Sprat   Feb-20-07 12:51 AM   #2 
  - Agree and welcome to DU :) n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 12:54 AM   #5 
  - That's it in a nutshell. And, don't forget that huge Embassy--bet  snappyturtle   Feb-20-07 04:55 PM   #32 
  - The silence in the US re- Iraq oil contracts has been deafening. nt  snot   Feb-20-07 12:51 AM   #3 
  - Yes!! n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 12:55 AM   #6 
  - one small exception here proves your point  dennisnyc   Feb-20-07 09:12 AM   #24 
  - those BP and Exxon Mobile advertising dollars are well spend on channels with News whores  Supersedeas   Feb-20-07 02:09 PM   #31 
  - On a related note, did you catch this?  Emit   Feb-20-07 01:04 AM   #8 
  - No and thanks for posting, I see it only had a few 'R's' Also  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:14 AM   #11 
     - Thanks for mentioning that post I made  Emit   Feb-20-07 01:25 PM   #28 
        - YW, sorry they did not receive the needed attention. Do you  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:51 PM   #29 
  - More discussion at the link below.  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:06 AM   #9 
  - The "Entitlement Class" strikes again.  TahitiNut   Feb-20-07 01:07 AM   #10 
  - I thought we were fighting the bad guys :(( n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:20 AM   #13 
  - Love your quotations (Acton & Burke). nt  snot   Feb-20-07 01:22 AM   #14 
  - So It Was The Oil  lligrd   Feb-20-07 01:50 AM   #15 
  - the redacted sections make interesting reading  TheBaldyMan   Feb-20-07 05:30 AM   #16 
  - "Smirk, smirk, smirk." - Commander AWOL  SpiralHawk   Feb-20-07 05:53 AM   #17 
  - Bush's Iraq War: Making the World Safe for ...Exxon Mobile  farmbo   Feb-20-07 06:33 AM   #18 
  - PSAs are probably necessary in Iraq  GreenZoneLT   Feb-20-07 08:32 AM   #19 
  - these improvements could be done with  dennisnyc   Feb-20-07 09:09 AM   #23 
  - You are arguing Bush's strategy for him. Bravo.  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-20-07 11:13 AM   #25 
  - Infrastructure is indeed destroyed and needs capital to be repaired...  JackRiddler   Feb-24-07 08:07 AM   #38 
  - GreenZoneLT... is that meant literally?  JackRiddler   Feb-24-07 08:22 AM   #39 
  - Haven't you heard? It was never about oil!!!  dogday   Feb-20-07 08:34 AM   #20 
  - Raed Jarrar is on Democracy Now! today with  dennisnyc   Feb-20-07 08:41 AM   #22 
  - Thank you!!! Direct link to interview.  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:06 PM   #27 
  - Sad that so few DUers have, or will, notice this or understand its significance  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-20-07 11:17 AM   #26 
  - So, it wasn't about terror vs democracy, but nationalized vs privatized  donkeyotay   Feb-20-07 02:08 PM   #30 
  - Why do you think they hate Chavez so much?  prolesunited   Feb-20-07 08:45 PM   #34 
     - That's why we should keep dragging the GOP back to Sept 10, 2001  donkeyotay   Feb-21-07 10:25 AM   #36 
  - K&R.nt  nam78_two   Feb-21-07 12:01 AM   #35 
  - Don't know if this has been mentioned somewhere else in this thread, and  Emit   Feb-24-07 02:18 AM   #37 
     - nice work emit - thanks - and thread K&R - n/t  JackRiddler   Feb-24-07 08:23 AM   #40 
        - Thanks. n/t  Emit   Feb-25-07 09:57 PM   #41 

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