U.S. Seeks to Secure Iraqi Oil Fields

(Guardian-UK) The U.S. military has drawn up detailed plans to secure and protect Iraq's oilfields to prevent a repeat of 1991 when Saddam set Kuwait's wells ablaze. The office of Vice President Dick Cheney and some officials at the Pentagon have reportedly advocated commandeering revenues from the oilfields to pay for the daily costs of the occupation force until a democratic government can be installed.

2003-01-23 00:00:00

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