Could it be possible, or is this more Smoke?

Tony Blair Finally Concedes Defeat in Iraq
By Patrick Cockburn, CounterPunch. Posted February 24, 2007.
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The British Prime Minister’s announced reduction in troops is an admission of what George Bush still desperately denies: defeat.
Tony Blair has admitted what George Bush still desperately denies: defeat. Iraq is turning into one of the world’s bloodiest battlefields in which nobody is safe. Blind to this reality, the British prime minister said earlier this week that Britain could safely cut its forces in Iraq because the apparatus of the Iraqi government is growing stronger.
In fact the civil war is getting worse by the day. Food is short in parts of the country. A quarter of the population would starve without government rations. Many Iraqis are ill because their only drinking water comes from the highly polluted Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Nowhere in Mr. Blair’s statement was any admission of regret for reducing Iraq to a wasteland from which two million people have fled and 1.5 million are displaced internally.

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If you go further down the article to comments you will find a rather interesting piece about how the oil giants are already making plans for Iraq’s oil fields.

Oil Grab in Iraq

Antonia Juhasz and Raed Jarrar | February 22, 2007
Editor: John Feffer, IRC and Erik Leaver, IPS
Foreign Policy In Focus
A new Iraqi law proposes to open the country’s currently nationalized oil system to foreign corporate control.
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Iraq Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Summit
17-18 April , Amman, Jordan


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