Friday, July 18, 2003

Cheney Watch...

Judicial Watch a Conservative group that went after Clinton is now going after Cheney to release his Energy Task force documents.

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that documents turned over by the Commerce Department, under court order as a result of Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit concerning the activities of the Cheney Energy Task Force, contain a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as 2 charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects, and “Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts.”

As Daily Kos points out the oil fields were unattainable due to the sanctions. Now in a post-war, post-sanction Iraq the oil fields are ready to be tapped.

Although the evidence is hardly damning yet it is certain to raise the eyebrows of the anti-war crowd many of whom are convinced that our war in Iraq is more about securing the oil fields than liberting the people.

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