Oil Giants Salivate for No Bid Iraq Contracts - Letter to the Editor

Mark Blankenship

To the Editor:
If you haven’t heard, the four giants of the oil industry, Exxon-Mobil, Shell, Total and BP are watering at the mouth over “no bid” Iraqi oil concessions, an unthinkable result with Saddam in power. Ask whether the oil companies got what they wanted from Bush. And ask whether 4,000+ Americans have died for the sake of big oil companies and all their greed.
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public” – Theodore Roosevelt. I agree, and the proper response is to vote against all leaders who supported the war, including Whitfield, McConnell and McCain. Such poor leadership must not be rewarded.
Mark Blankenship
309 North 4th Street
Murray KY 42071