Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Iraqi oil contracts going to non-American companies.

It’s interesting how many out there still believe that George W Bush invaded Iraq to “get their oil”. The truth is that most of the Iraqi oil contracts are going to foreign companies. Yet, something tells me this won’t do much to silence the kooky Rosie O’Donnell conspiracy theorists who believe that America’s actions are always driven by bad intentions.

On the other side, I’m sure there will be some who take offense at this, claiming that perhaps the Iraqis owe us something for their freedom. I disagree. After all, the French haven’t really done much to pay that debt, so why should the Iraqis. The fact is we, as Americans, were founded on the very notion that “all men are created equal, endowed by OUR CREATOR with certain inalienable rights…”. That very sentence has been the driving force of foreign policy for centuries. We believe that God (whomever that may be for you) has mandated the freedom of every human being, including the Iraqis, and with that freedom they can sell their oil to whomever they want. We don’t have a right to object. It’s that simple

Ford pays CEO $28 million for 4 months of work

I like to post stories like this because the American auto makers have a bad habit of poor mouthing to Congress about how much money they're losing, and justifying job cuts across the nation. The next time you hear a story like that, remember this post. If they can afford to pay a CEO $7 million a month then they can’t be hurting too bad.

And, don’t get me wrong, Ford has a right to pay their executives whatever they want. Just like I have a right to NEVER buy a Ford as long as things like this continue to go on. They say that the company is losing money, and then follow that with job cuts across middle America. Yet, this bonehead takes home $7 million a month. Gimme a break. Looks like I’ll be buying foreign or GMC.

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