s skippy the bush kangaroo: there was one benchmark in the funding bill

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, May 28, 2007

there was one benchmark in the funding bill

the benchmark for "privatizing iraqi oil." the only benchmark that awol cares about.

the legislation contains a particular provision that would lead to the privatization of iraq's oil, a provision that i'm quite concerned about, because i think that if we take that position, it will make it very difficult for us to ever be able to end the war.

so today i'm going to lay out the case as to why this provision that's in the bill would advance privatization and as to what the options are for this congress.

as many know, the administration has set forth several benchmarks for the iraqi government, including the passage of a hydrocarbon law by the iraqi parliament. the administration has emphasized only a small part of this law, what they call the "fair distribution," that's in quotes, of oil revenues.

i want this house to consider the fact that this iraqi hydrocarbon law contains a mere three sentences that generally discusses the so-called fair distribution of oil. except for three scant lines, the entire 33-page hydrocarbon law is about creating a complex legal structure to facilitate the privatization of iraqi oil. as such, it is imperative that members of congress read the iraqi parliament's bill, because passage of any legislation that includes insisting that the iraq government push the passage of a hydrocarbon act puts this congress on record to promote privatizing iraq's oil. - dennis kuchinich from the floor of the house, may 23, 2007

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