com, wrote that the law was instead "vague as to what form of contract foreign oil companies will be able to sign in Iraq
It was evident in the Iraq
Study Group, led by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, which, participants say, was alarmed by expert advice that withdrawal would produce potentially catastrophic consequences.
The war against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq
has changed that paradigm, forcing the acceleration of test schedules and other measures, including the issuance of "urgent material releases" so that systems badly needed by American troops get into their hands in the shortest possible time.
The timeline was ambitious; Iraq
wanted the aircraft as soon as possible, preferably early in January 2003.
The year after that the PNAC issued a letter to President Clinton, urging him to overthrow the government of Iraq
The sanctions were criticized as a violation of international human rights (Kozal, 2000); as a weapon of mass destruction that prevented Iraq
"from satisfying its most basic humanitarian needs" (Gordon, 2002, p.
Prime contractors started reaching out to small business subcontractors in December 2003, during the second phase of Iraq
reconstruction procurement, according to Rep.
Fluor and AMEC will begin work immediately on this power contract and, as further needs are identified by USACE, may be called upon to provide a full range of engineering and construction services, including new work, restoration or repair and operation and maintenance services," said Ed Welsh, AMEC senior vice president responsible for AMEC's Americas Iraq
The view of the US fiasco in Iraq
is not better from this side of the Pacific.
This question, to be fair, was posed well before the Iraq
Take recent events as a guide: serious market supply disruptions in 2003 in Venezuela due to its oil workers strike, in Nigeria because of ethnic problems, and in Iraq
following the U.
Those who believe the Iraq
issue will be resolved by a swift "regime change" ignore the likelihood that an American victory over Iraq
, whose much-coveted reserves are exceeded only by Saudi Arabia's, will embroil the United States in new disputes with friends and enemies alike, especially allies who are also economic competitors.