March 27, 2013 - Ten years after the United States invaded and occupied Iraq, the country’s oil industry is poised to boom and make the troubled nation the No.2 oil exporter in the world. But the nation that’s moving to take advantage of Iraq’s riches isn’t the United States. It’s China.
America, with its own homegrown energy bonanza, isn’t going after the petroleum that lies beneath Iraq’s sands nearly as aggressively as is China, a country hungry to fuel its rise as an economic power.
Iraq remains highly unstable in terms of security, infrastructure and politics. Chinese state-owned oil companies appear more willing to put up with that than Americans are. read more>>>
And this country has yet to pay for the wars of choice, after abandoning with cheers the main missions of why we sent our military into that region, still ongoing and winding down. But more importantly hasn't Sacrificed a dime as to the long term results of both, a decade plus added to the previous decades and wars of!! Rubber stamping and the rapid rising deficits started Before 9/11!!