So much for the neoconmen’s plans to snag the oil for themselves. Check out this news:
[quote]Iraq’s government has agreed on a plan to divide the country’s oil wealth and open the industry to international investment, a move seen as necessary to a political settlement of the nearly four-year-old war, ministers announced Monday.
“This law will guarantee for Iraqis – not just now, but for future generations, too – complete national control over this natural wealth,” Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani told reporters at a Baghdad news conference.
The draft law still faces a vote in Iraq’s parliament, but the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad hailed Monday’s agreement as a step toward a national settlement of the country’s divisions.[/quote]
Now whether or not any of this will do anything that it supposedly claims to do is still open – however, it seems for the moment that reality has interferred with the neoconmen ideas.