With thanks to David Weston:
Big Oil’s Iraq deals are the greatest stick-up in history
The country’s invaders should be paying billions in reparations not using the war as a reason to pillage its richest resource
Naomi Klein, The Guardian, Friday July 4, 2008
Once oil passed $140 a barrel, even the most rabidly rightwing media hosts had to prove their populist credibility by devoting a portion of every show to bashing Big Oil. Some have gone so far as to invite me on for a friendly chat about an insidious new phenomenon: “disaster capitalism.” It usually goes well – until it doesn’t.