Time for Iraq War Oil Profits Taxes

Nick Mottern writes for Truthout, "The reality of US troops killing and dying for Iraq oil hit US public consciousness hard on June 19, 2008, when it was announced that the occupied government of Iraq intended to award no-bid oil service contracts to ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron and Total."

//www.truthout.org/article/time-iraq-war-oil-profits-taxes



Time for Iraq War Oil Profits Taxes - Part II

Nick Mottern writes in the second of this two-part series for Truthout: "Based on an analysis of economist Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, we estimate about 25 percent of oil company profits since the 2003 invasion of Iraq can be traced to the war's impact on world oil prices. On this basis, the excess war profit for ExxonMobil alone, between 2003 and 2008, would amount to about $40 billion."

//www.truthout.org/article/time-iraq-war-oil-profits-taxes-part-ii



Military Whistleblower Highlights Attempts to Keep War Dead From Public

Dana Milbank for The Washington Post says: "The ghost of Rummy is proving difficult to exorcise. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tried to sweep out the symbols of his predecessor's capricious reign, firing acolytes of Donald Rumsfeld and bringing glasnost to the Pentagon. But in one area, Rummy's Rules still pertain: the attempt to hide from public view the returning war dead."

//www.truthout.org/article/military-whistleblower-highlights-new-limits-funeral-coverage



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