US executive orders for Iraqi oil

Do you want to get juristic immune to practically everything? Then get access to oil in Iraq!
As said in Executive Order 13303 everything which has somehow to do with Iraqi oil gets practically invulnerable to justice (Section 1b). The Bush administration tries to push US companies into the Iraqi oil-market and now these companies are immune to everything? They could break human rights and couldn't be punished. An ecological accident could cause huge damage to the environment and nobody would be responsible for it.
Well, they could even intentionally harm people if it would happen in conjunction wit the production of oil products. I may be a bit paranoid, but I don't think that it is a good idea to set some companies free from the law. Any other paranoid thoughts out there?


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Here's some food for thought on the whole Iraq Oil Thingy....

Now, everyone already knows that oil is a finite resource. Eventually, it will run out.

Now, think about this a bit before you respond. The US has a very large oil reserve that we have, for all intents and purposes, left untouched. Why?

At some point, oil will run out and there will be none left in Iraq, Saudi Arabia or anywhere else in the world.

We are the richest country in the world, we can afford to pay more for our oil right now.

We pay now, then when everyone else dries up, we'll be the only country left with any substantial oil reserve.

Like you, I don't like the way our politicians are going about it and I'm with you that something needs to be done. However, that being said, the US will be able to go to its own resources when the other resources start drying up and start to become prohibitively expensive.

You should be able to figure it out from there....