Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, February 21, 2003

TotalFinaElf already licking its chops. Remind me again, who is trying to control Iraq's oil?

France's principal oil company said Thursday that its experience in Iraq would give it an edge over rivals seeking to develop two of the largest Iraqi oil fields, should a pro-Western government come to power.

TotalFinaElf said its knowledge of the oil fields and its contacts with Iraqi officials would overcome hostility it might face from leadership in Baghdad because of the French government's resistance to a U.S.-led invasion.

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