Today I found this:
“The Iraqis must pass an oil law and take other steps critical to achieving a political solution for the disputes between the Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds." [emphasis mine]
at Maria Cantwell's site.
I'll admit that when I first started reading about the Iraq oil production-sharing agreement issue, I was skeptical. Sounded like conspiracy theory material to me. Even when I first posted about PSAs recently, I wondered if I wasn't sipping on some Kool-Aid that I should be avoiding.
To be fair to Senator Cantwell, she's not the only politico I've seen quoted as saying approximately the same thing. I dunno. I think maybe the translation of that statement is:
All your oil are belong to US. We'll pull our occupation forces out of your country after you pass a law making it so.
I'm going to go drink some lavender chamomile tea now, and resume e-mailing.