08-26-2005, 08:22 AM #1
Quotes about Iraq and Oil from back in the day.
Roosevelt received him [British ambassador Lord Halifax] that very evening at the White House. Their discussion focused on the Middle East. Trying to ally Halifax's apprension and irritation, Roosevelt showed the ambassador a rough sketch he had made of the Middle East. Persian oil, he told the ambassador, is yours. We share the oil of Iraq and Kuwait. As for Saudi Arabian oil, it is ours.
Daniel Yergin - The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power - New York:Simon and Schuster, 1991,401
"We must become the owners, or at any rate the controllers at the source, of at least a proportion of the oil which we require."
British Royal Commission, agreeing with Winston Churchill's policy towards Iraq, 1913
"It should be Bourne (sic) in mind that the Standard Oil Company is very anxious to take over Iraq."
Sir Arthur Hirtzel, British colonial official, February 1919
"What we want to have in existence, what we ought to have been creating in this time is some administration with Arab institutions which we can safely leave while pulling the strings ourselves; something that won't cost very much, which the Labour government can swallow consistent with its' principles, but under which our economic and political interests will be secure. [.....] If the French remain in Syria we shall have to avoid giving them the excuse of setting up a protectorate. If they go, or if we appear to be reactionary in mesopotamia, there is always the risk that [King] Faisal will encourage the Americans to take over both, and it should be borne in mind that the Standard Oil company is very anxious to take over Iraq."
Sir Arthur Hirtzel, Head of the British government's 'India Office Political Department.' 1919
"If Kuwait grew carrots, we wouldn't give a damn."
Lawrence Korb, assistant defense secretary under Reagan
08-26-2005, 11:29 AM #2
The British are pieces of shit.......been that way forever.......and now they have Bush's love slave for a leader.......Tony Blair.......big fag right there......
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