It is not over oil Your Editorial (OGJ, May 5, 2003, p. 21), issue is right on mark, up to a point. In my opinion, the war in Iraq was not over oil, it was over the lucrative contracts to be had in developing the oil fields (see Issam al-Chalabi's article, (OGJ, Mar. 24, 2003, p. 42), long neglected, as well as the reconstruction contracts. Please note Halliburton's and Bechtel's involvement, among others, and President Bush's determination that only US companies will get the primary contracts, which has ruffled the feathers of Tony Blair. The Poles, who strongly supported our Iraq adventure, will also be allowed a piece of the pie in gratitude. The cost to the tax payers ...

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