Monday, June 12, 2006

"I'm sorry, what did you say?

Iraqi oil is their best weapon?"

I'm sorry, what?
AP/Evan Vucci

The US president also suggested that Iraq's vast oil reserves might be one of Maliki's best weapons against those who seek to destabilize his government, proposing the creation of a special fund to help the Iraqi people.

"The new government is going to have to figure out how best to lease the people's lands in a fair way," said Bush.

"My own view is that the government ought to use the oil as a way to unite the country and ought to think about having, you know, a tangible fund for the people so the people have faith in the central government," he said.

Looks like Rumsfeld and Cheney know some shareholders who might not agree with that.

full story here.