Thursday, August 09, 2007

Majority oppose the Oil Law

As with the general feelings of Iraqis on the American occupation, a large majority of Iraqis oppose the Oil Law the Bush administration and Congress are determined to be made the law of the land.
A new public opinion poll has found nearly two thirds of Iraqis oppose plans to open the country’s oilfields to foreign companies.

The poll found a majority of every Iraqi ethnic and religious group believe their oil should remain nationalized. Some 66 percent of Shi’ites and 62 percent of Sunnis support government control of the oil sector, along with 52 percent of Kurds.
While the story says that Iraqis oppose "oil privatization," we know what that really means. And so do the Iraqis.
[the poll] was the first time ordinary Iraqis have been asked their views about an oil law geared towards privatizing Iraq’s most lucrative natural resource.


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