Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Attacks on oil sites cost Iraq $8 billion

Terrorists are waging an all-out war on Iraq's vital oil industry, which has lost nearly $8 billion in revenue since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadban said yesterday.
"We want to tell the Iraqi people that there is an all-out war against the country's oil infrastructure," Mr. Ghadban told reporters as he toured the capital's Dura refinery, which came under mortar fire last week.
Mr. Ghadban estimated lost export revenue from sabotage at about $8 billion since the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, which sits on the world's second largest known reserves of crude oil.

Condi, 2005: "No one could have anticipated that the Iraqis would destroy their own oil infrastructure."

Headline, Presidential Daily Briefing, 2003: "Iraqi insurgents intent on destroying Iraqi oil infrastructure"

President Bush: If I had know the exact day, exact place and the lot number on the plastic explosives used to fool me... don't get fooled again."

Joe Lieberman: "I support the President's plan to... um... well, whatever his plan is, I support it."

Donald Rumsfeld: "We know exactly where the oil refinery is. It is to the east, west, north and south of where it was before they blew it to tarnation."


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