WASHINGTON - The Bush administration indicated Tuesday that it had no plans to interfere with negotiations between Iraq and several Western oil giants to boost crude production in that country, despite concerns by some Democrats that the deal could inflame anti-U.S. sentiments.
"And if that means that our companies here in the United States can compete and win business, then that's for them and the Iraqis to decide," Perino added. "But I don't think the federal government of the United States needs to get involved."
The administration's position puts it at odds with Democratic Sens. Chuck(I'm a pussy) Schumer of New York, of Massachusetts and of Missouri, who warn that the deals could fan the perception that U.S. involvement in Iraq was motivated by oil.
Okay so just to make sure I have got this straight. For the last few years all we have heard from the lefties is that the Iraq war has been about oil and that we have sent men and women into battle for oil rights. Right? And that Bush has oil and blood on his hands. Every other country who hates us has accused us that this war was about oil.
And now the Democrats are saying that we can't have THIS oil, because of international perception!
So we can't drill here at home nor build refineries because the lefty enviro-wackos say its unsafe. despite the fact that we do things better than everyone else. But its perfectly fine for us to let other countries who don't have half the environmental regulations nor environmental conscious that we have drill for us!? We can let them go unregulated as they so choose and drill. Thus making it a horrible security situation on the national platform, and we give money and aid to foreign leaders of less than stellar human rights positions, not to mention piss poor environmental standards.
And now the very same Democrats are saying we can't have the spoils of this war we started!?!?
Yet the Chinese are drilling for oil sixty miles off the coast of Florida...unregulated. And after all they have great production standards...lead in toys, poisoned dog food.....
So lets recap where the Democrats stand on helping all of us suffering at $4.00+ a gallon for fuel.
- We can't tap into our own resources here at home or near our coasts.
- We shouldn't be saddled with the governments of terrorist producing nations that we also get our oil from (which we shouldn't, see above solution).
- We can't have the oil from a country we help liberate from a sadistic dictator because it makes us look bad.
"Let us be your leaders....we just don't have any idea what to do, but let us run everything for you."