June 29, 2006

Iraq, Where The Oil Flows Like Wine, And Not The Cheap Shit Either
— Ace

Quietly (the media wouldn't want to alert the terrorists!) Iraq has hit a post-Saddam peak for oil production and exports.

For more than two years the attacks came like clockwork. As soon as the military secured and workers repaired the pipelines from Iraq's northern oil fields, just when the valves were about to open, insurgents would strike. But roughly three weeks ago they suddenly stopped, letting crude oil flow freely from Iraq's vast reserves near Kirkuk.

Perhaps insurgents feared reprisals in Salahuddin province, where pipelines from Kirkuk flow to the country's largest refinery in Beiji. Maybe terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death disrupted a chain of command that ordered the attacks, military officials said.

Whatever the cause, the U.S. forces welcome the change, even if history since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 has shown the free flow of oil in Iraq is only temporary at best.

"I just hope that it lasts long enough where people start realizing 'Damn, we're making money. We could be rich like Kuwaitis," said Army Lt. Col. Craig Collier, deputy commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. "But what is really going on? We don't know."

In the past three weeks, Iraq has exported 6.2 million barrels of crude to Turkey from its northern fields. Total exports from Iraq in that period, including the oil fields in the south, have increased to 2.5 million barrels per day, the highest level since the invasion, the Oil Ministry reported.

Posted by: Ace at 11:44 AM | Comments (30)
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1 I'm talkin about a place where the oil flows like wine, where the women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talkin about Iraq.

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at June 29, 2006 11:49 AM (BXC/2)

2 OK, even if it means the MSM will tell the terrorists, when will this be reported?

Posted by: RoyalOak at June 29, 2006 11:59 AM (/hGhX)

3 And it's all flowing into Cheney's pockets, right?

Posted by: Tony B at June 29, 2006 12:00 PM (51ksp)

4 I hope it continues to expand, grow, and benefit the Iraqi people, and not a few select sheikhs. Certainly the country doing better should make everyone happy. At least, everyone who isn't on the side of the terrorists.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 29, 2006 12:35 PM (Pwzb0)

5 This just proves that the war was for oil.

/townhall talking points

Posted by: The Warden at June 29, 2006 12:44 PM (rZ5uY)

6 Yeah, that sounds likes something Cheney and Bushco would do. Bastards.

Posted by: ZRyan at June 29, 2006 01:04 PM (LiJvd)

7 OT:

The liberal blog crooks and liars regulary deletes
posts by conservatives. Very few conservatives can
have an honest debate over there, so very few try to
enter that echo chamber. Can we organize a ConSwarm(tm)
over there?

Posted by: Radical Centrist at June 29, 2006 01:10 PM (iWRYt)

8 We're stealing all this shit right? I mean I either want cash money (no stinking checks) or gas prices at $1.25. Anything less than that will show that Bush lied about why we went to war. It was all about the oil, right?

Posted by: Drew at June 29, 2006 01:11 PM (Y2fNF)

9 Thank Allah for Cheney's cock !

Posted by: Uniball at June 29, 2006 01:12 PM (27iEn)

10 Wow, America helping to make more moon god worshippers rich. That way, they can send their sons, (via the State Department), to learn how to fly planes into buildings. Wait, that will never happen.

Posted by: Leatherneck at June 29, 2006 01:32 PM (D2g/j)

11 Bout damn time.

Let freedom pump.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at June 29, 2006 01:37 PM (Hocvw)

12 Good point, Leatherneck. Let's just kill them and take their oil.

Posted by: ZRyan at June 29, 2006 01:38 PM (LiJvd)

13 Where's Acey-poo? Is it too hot in Boston to blog? Too rainy? Is he tied spread-eagled, both legs broken, to Feisty's bed?

Posted by: shawn at June 29, 2006 02:48 PM (yp3GE)

14 I do not want to kill all of them, I just want some other form of energy, and get away from those who worship Allah, and want to kill the Jews all the time.

Posted by: Leatherneck at June 29, 2006 02:54 PM (D2g/j)

15 Let freedom pump.

Ha! (kudos, DiT)

Posted by: Tom M at June 29, 2006 03:44 PM (ARXgj)

16 I know its already been said, but i just want to rub it in to the eyes of any trolls who haunt Ace's blog.

The lefts talking point, well one of the few they have-"We went to war for oil, to steal it from the Iraqi's!"

Who is wrong now?

Yea, thats right, lefties and libbies, YOU ARE, Sucker!

Posted by: THANOS at June 29, 2006 03:45 PM (e9LS9)

17 "I do not want to kill all of them..." -Leatherneck


Posted by: ZRyan at June 29, 2006 03:48 PM (LiJvd)

18 We would not have to fight for cheap oil in iraq if the jerks from GREENPEACE and the idiots from our goverment would quit blocking the drilling in the ANWR HEY GREENPEACE HOW MANY OF OUR GIs HAVE DIED BECUASE YOU DONT WANT THEE PO;AR BEARS HARMED WHY DONT YOU GO FEED YOURSELVES TO THE POLAR BEARS AND QUIT RUFFLING MY FEATHERS RRRAAAWWKKK

Posted by: spurwing plover at June 29, 2006 05:38 PM (UdEnh)

19 What's the point of having all these co-bloggers if they aren't going to post anything?

Posted by: shawn at June 29, 2006 05:38 PM (yp3GE)

20 Where I come from, shootin' only increases that bubbling crude.

Posted by: Jed Clampett at June 29, 2006 05:42 PM (BPhem)

21 OT ...but quite the gut-bustin' example of Sheer Stupid.

...I needs a drink.

Posted by: davis,br at June 29, 2006 06:12 PM (60wmB)

22 OT,

I saw during the newsnight, andersen cooper whatever it's called period of CNN time wasting that they actually had a 10 minute segment about people who take advantage of the welfare state, including medicare, social security, and church refunds/exemptions, making US the taxpayers cover their ridiculous lifestyles, and inherrent laziness!!!

Of course the target was the "Jeffs" Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints. Any chance of getting them to cover the fraud, and crime within the welfare slums established by the left?

NO! Those are GOOD manipulations of the social program to increase the spread of crime, irresponsibility and poligamy through unmarried promiscuity and procreation, but since these are christians (CRAZY FUCKING CHRISTIANS I admit) it's okay to bash the welfare state then.

Lesson? Only insane right wingers steal from the government, making the perfect liberal eutopia impossible because of their inherrent greed, corruption and criminal mindset.


cocksuckers, even John Lennon was willing to talk about the fucking welfare madonna, LONG before reagen. Assholes.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at June 29, 2006 06:28 PM (QTv8u)

23 Also WWTDD has a link to the "trailer" for transformers opening next summer. It's not really a trailer, more like a whimsical promise of what might come thanks to the imagination and effort of some lazy computer animator.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at June 29, 2006 07:03 PM (QTv8u)

24 What's amusing about welfare is that almost every single caught and convicted terrorist worldwide who has been "in the system" (as in, lives in a country then tries to do terrorism like the subway bomb in London) has been living on welfare. It's a pattern, bizarrely, even Zarqawi somehow had a welfare account in India of all places.

It's a pattern: they live off our generosity like ticks.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 29, 2006 07:15 PM (Pwzb0)


Christopher, I think what that demonstrates is that terrorists, generally speaking, tend to be people who have no life and create a scapegoat to blame for it. Hitler was also a rather indigent fellow with few successes in life and many failures.

The only immediate counter-example is bin Laden himself; but there may be other reasons for his "career path." First, as they say in marketing, "perception IS reality." Bin Laden may appear to have been born with everything. But who knows what perceived or imagined insults and oppressions he is blaming the West for?

Also, he could be coming to it from the angle of a rich kid who never had any challenges. He thinks God has chosen him to do something great and it finally makes him something on his own account rather than just an extension of his wealthy family.

Or maybe the guy's just an evil schmuck. :-)

Posted by: jhc at June 29, 2006 08:07 PM (+lA9g)

26 Bin Laden's family built many of the mosques within the holy kingdom. He wasn't just a spoiled rich kid, he was a spoiled rich kid surrounded with the mythology of his faith, and he prospered by the service his father offered to that faith.

Nothing worse that someone who is only rich cuz someone is so entreanched in faith that they become rich by exploiting it.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at June 29, 2006 08:15 PM (QTv8u)

27 That's a possibility too, pinto. But the more I think about it, the more I like the "evil schmuck" theory. It takes less effort than a futile attempt at psychologically diagnosing somebody who just needs to be liquidated anyway.

Posted by: jhc at June 29, 2006 08:27 PM (+lA9g)

28 Christopher Taylor,

I am amused by the "Zarqawi had a Welfare Account in India" story considering that India does not have such a system. We have a "Ration Card" using which poor people can buy cheap grains. I doubt Zarqawi ever visited India, or was desperate enough to get ration card grains.

Posted by: Tushar D at June 30, 2006 03:25 AM (h76y6)

29 I am shocked, SHOCKED, to discover we are letting the Iraqis become prosperous, instead of looting all the museums and stealing all the oil and pillaging all the cities the way the MSM and the Anti-War Left have been saying they have been doing. Why, next we'll har we let the Iraqis have a free press, and hold free elections to choose their own democratic government!

(Yeah, heavy-duty sarcasm here.... ^_^)

Posted by: exdem13 at June 30, 2006 04:06 AM (NRrvx)

30 You're correct, I mislabeled his welfare benefit: he was collecting unemployment benefits.. You know, from his long work in India.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 30, 2006 06:57 AM (Pwzb0)

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