Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dodd explains why he'll vote NO

Senator Dodd is joined by Connecticut Congressman Chris Murphy in his opposition to the bill. We're waiting for definite word from our other Congressmen.

We can all guess how Joe Lieberman will vote. Anything that keeps the war going forever is A-OK in his book.

Also, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), will hold a press conference tomorrow in Washington to discuss the supplemental funding bill, and WHY Bush will be so willing to sign this one; the privatization will benefit many oil companies, including those in the United States:

Kucinich News Conference Will Reveal Consequences

of Iraqi Oil Privatization in Supplemental Bill

Who: Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Ms. Antonia Juhasz, Institute for Policy Studies
Ms. Denice Lombard, U.S. Labor Against the War
When: Thursday, May 24, 2007
Time: 12 p.m.
Where: Cannon Terrace Corner of New Jersey Avenue and Independence Avenue

What: Congressman Kucinich, along with Iraqi oil expert Antonia Juhasz and National Tour Coordinator for the Voices of Iraqi Workers Solidarity Tour Denice Lombard will be discussing the implications of Congress insisting on benchmarks in the Iraq supplemental that include passage of the Iraqi “hydrocarbon act,” which forces the Iraqis to privatize their oil.

***Following the news conference, there will be a Congressional briefing to expose the crucial issue of Congress passing a measure that pressures Iraq to pass a “Hydrocarbon Act.” This act would allow multinational oil corporations — many based in the United States — to exercise control over Iraqi oil resources.

The Iraqi oil privatization briefing will be from 2 p.m.-3 p.m., in room 402 Cannon.

1 comment:

vagabondblogger said...

Well, the big guys at BP, et. al. should be popping their corks over this privatization bill. I've read about it and it totally screws the Iraqis, which is a f-ing give-away to the oil companies. They dream of this shit happening to them. So many countries have knocked down their percentages in partnerships recently, this is just a gift wrapped up in law. I have always believed that this war was all about getting the oil and no one has convinced me otherwise. When the Iraqis come to their senses, they'll nationalize it all and screw the companies. Yet, in the end, as usual with oil rich states, the fist will hit much harder and the people will suffer even more from it.