Thursday, October 18, 2007

Iraqi Contracts With Iran and China Concern U.S.

Iraq has agreed to award $1.1 billion in contracts to Iranian and Chinese companies to build a pair of enormous power plants, the Iraqi electricity minister said Tuesday. Word of the project prompted serious concerns among American military officials, who fear that Iranian commercial investments can mask military activities at a time of heightened tension with Iran.
Iraqi Contracts With Iran and China Concern U.S. - New York Times

Yep, this wonderful foreign policy is really endearing the Iraqi government to the U.S. and U.S. companies.

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Anonymous said...

This is rich.

Iraq awards contracts to the best bid, and you are not happy.

If Iraq awards bids to Haliburton, you are not happy.

TTH said...

I'm certainly not saying it's a bad thing, but I bet Bush and the Neocon's see it as a bad thing. And I bet they are working on ways to undermine those contracts. And, I mean, it IS a bad thing for our economy, but our own actions are helping Haliburton and other American companies not get those contracts.