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It's NOT about the Oil !!
September 17, 2003 9:28 AM   Subscribe

Has anyone heard anything more about the State Dept's Oil and Energy Working Group?
posted by ahimsakid (16 comments total)

 
Has anyone posted a good link lately?
posted by angry modem at 9:33 AM on September 17, 2003


angry: the complex answer is yes.

the simple answer is no.

pick.
posted by Stynxno at 9:36 AM on September 17, 2003


Wasn't the Pentagon supposed to handle this?
posted by tommyspoon at 9:39 AM on September 17, 2003


Well, I'd be able to find some good posts if all these iraq link posters would just go suck themselves off in the corner. They'd satisfy themselves, and everyone else'd be happy too.

But hey, that's just, like, my opinion, man.
posted by angry modem at 9:44 AM on September 17, 2003


Though I must note there's some decent links today. Allow me to shrink away now.
posted by angry modem at 9:47 AM on September 17, 2003


Yeah, angry modem, I'll do that.

You and Britney can sit back and trust.
"Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that, you know, and be faithful in what happens. "

It's what being American is all about, right?
posted by ahimsakid at 9:51 AM on September 17, 2003


maybe we need request.metafilter.com - "I'd love to see a post linking Saddam Hussein to Henry Ford and the Beatles, and then maybe a flash animation with a dog and some bananas and Biz Markie singing Spring again."
posted by badstone at 10:10 AM on September 17, 2003


Well, I'd be able to find some good posts if all these iraq link posters would just go suck themselves off in the corner. They'd satisfy themselves, and everyone else'd be happy too.

Can I fpp a video of me sucking myself off? If not, I'll just post it on my own server discretely and send you a URL, cutie.

/puts on Barry White album, snips neck tendons
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 10:14 AM on September 17, 2003


oh crap, i guess i must be dubya, britney, and pepsico's best friend now for making light of this issue. here's a link about a fresh batch of lies from Dick Cheney to make up for it.
posted by badstone at 10:19 AM on September 17, 2003


Can I fpp a video of me sucking myself off? If not, I'll just post it on my own server discretely and send you a URL, cutie.

Its not enough that the mpeg has done the rounds already?
posted by biffa at 10:24 AM on September 17, 2003


Okay A.M., this one is not about Iraq:

It has been over ten years since the Munchkins were liberated from the tyranny of the Wicked Witches of the East and West by Dorothy - yet peace, stability and prosperity have eluded the tiny population ever since.
posted by ahimsakid at 11:02 AM on September 17, 2003


Can I fpp a video of me sucking myself off? If not, I'll just post it on my own server discretely and send you a URL, cutie

Self Link! Self Link!
posted by Pollomacho at 12:18 PM on September 17, 2003


great link, ahimsakid...worthy of a fpp i think...iraq and Wicked rolled into one.
posted by amberglow at 12:29 PM on September 17, 2003


Wicked? I think you are inferring your own agenda on this:

At this session, the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs will host approximately 15 "Free Iraqis" and several international experts for continued discussion of the current state of Iraq’s oil and energy sector; scenarios for the repair and restoration of the oilfields and other essential energy infrastructure; and ways to address management of the energy sector to best meet the needs of the Iraqi people.

Sounds to me that, if they are honestly "addressing ways to best meet the needs of the Iraqi people" as they say, then they are quite the opposite of wicked. The State Department didn't shoot any Iraqis. Oh, I suppose it would be better if the Iraqis just didn't get their only source of income back up and running? Just so long as Bush and his wicked cronies don't get to help them do it. Look, I don't like Bush, I don't like how screwed up Iraq is because of what he did there, but at least somebody (mostly a bunch of liberal academic types) is trying to fix it here somewhat, no?
posted by Pollomacho at 12:40 PM on September 17, 2003


the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Sorry, i thought more people would realize I meant the book (and now b'way musical)
posted by amberglow at 12:52 PM on September 17, 2003


Pollo: Sounds to me that, if they are honestly "addressing ways to best meet the needs of the Iraqi people" ??

It would be great if none of the "15 free Iraquis" mentioned in the State Dept release were related to our hand-picked puppet Chalabi. The INC folks, it should be clear by now, are the puppets who intend to be first at the trough. "Chalabi is running around Washington, D.C. promising oil executives that the U.S will control the lion's share of Iraq's massive reserves ... "
Anyone remember a year ago? "The Future of Iraq Group, a task force set up at the State Department, does not have oil on its list of issues, a department spokesman said last week."
posted by ahimsakid at 2:40 PM on September 17, 2003


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