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(The New York Times)   Mission Accomplished   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2012-06-03 12:06:53 PM  
Next?
 
2012-06-03 12:15:16 PM  

fickle floridian: Next?


Legalize heroin so we can say Mission Accomplished in Afghanistan?
 
2012-06-03 12:19:24 PM  
Does this mean we should say a little prayer for all those lost in the war when we save $1.25 filling up the tank this weekend?
 
2012-06-03 12:23:29 PM  
Pretty accurate headline there, subby. +1
 
2012-06-03 12:31:01 PM  
I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.
 
2012-06-03 12:31:22 PM  

John Dewey: fickle floridian: Next?

Legalize heroin so we can say Mission Accomplished in Afghanistan?


Opium futures have been in the toilet for 8 years.
 
2012-06-03 12:32:13 PM  
Call me when the gas prices around here drop below $4.00
 
2012-06-03 12:54:25 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when the gas prices around here drop below $4.00


Must suck to be you. I live in New York and the gas prices here have been dropping steadily. Regular is at $3.89 right now. Was $3.93 last week and $3.97 before that.
 
2012-06-03 12:57:58 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Must suck to be you.


I was just out in Cali. Don't hate on the guy. I was just very happy I didn't need a rental car. Sh*t's expensive out there.
 
2012-06-03 12:58:06 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Must suck to be you. I live in New York and the gas prices here have been dropping steadily. Regular is at $3.89 right now. Was $3.93 last week and $3.97 before that.


Yeah... we're getting hosed here on the west coast

/with the usual litany of excuses
 
2012-06-03 01:06:16 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when the gas prices around here drop below $4.00


They're below 3.50 in the harrisburg, pa region.
 
2012-06-03 01:09:18 PM  

SilentStrider: They're below 3.50 in the harrisburg, pa region.


Yeah... rub it in

/we have a dozen refineries in this state with the amazing ability to all go offline at the same time
//the really weird thing is they do it every year like clockwork
///what are the odds?
 
2012-06-03 02:14:40 PM  
Around $3.20 here in Dallas.
 
2012-06-03 02:31:37 PM  
That's too bad, since it will obviously drive gas prices up.
 
2012-06-03 02:33:52 PM  
Mmmm...sweet light crude.
 
2012-06-03 02:37:52 PM  
$3.29 here in Richmond, VA
 
2012-06-03 02:42:39 PM  
And here in Washington state we challenge all of you amateurs.

$4.28 according to aaa. I think they are underestimating a tad.
 
2012-06-03 02:44:58 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when the gas prices around here drop below $4.00


I ride my bike the 10 miles to work and get 50 mpg in my TDi when I need to drive. Get rid of that 12 mpg pick-em-up kruck you toy around in and you won't care about the price of gas, either. ;^)
 
2012-06-03 02:47:37 PM  

Weaver95: I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.


Nuh-uh, it was about WMDs.
 
2012-06-03 02:56:21 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: SilentStrider: They're below 3.50 in the harrisburg, pa region.

Yeah... rub it in

/we have a dozen refineries in this state with the amazing ability to all go offline at the same time
//the really weird thing is they do it every year like clockwork
///what are the odds?


Wow, amazing coincidence, isn't it? Boy howdy!

Seriously, this doesn't pass the smell test at all. Feels like Enron.
 
2012-06-03 02:58:48 PM  
i saw $3.32 in Lexington, KY today.
 
2012-06-03 02:59:29 PM  

Arkanaut: Weaver95: I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.

Nuh-uh, it was about WMDs.


Weapons of Market Disturbance?
 
2012-06-03 03:04:55 PM  

Weaver95: I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation WMDs.


FTFY

/let's go all the way back to the original lie
 
2012-06-03 03:12:28 PM  

The Flexecutioner: Arkanaut: Weaver95: I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.

Nuh-uh, it was about WMDs.

Weapons of Market Disturbance?


I felt a great disturbance in the market, as if a million bond traders suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
 
2012-06-03 03:46:19 PM  
Weaver95:

I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.

Me to. And because the Evil Overlord had enough anthrax to kill us all like 50 times.

You're pretty smart for a 17 year old.
 
2012-06-03 03:47:44 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when the gas prices around here drop below $4.00 $4.59


/SF Bay Area
//premium :(
 
2012-06-03 03:52:43 PM  

Arkanaut: Weaver95: I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.

Nuh-uh, it was about WMDs.


Perhaps simply to ensure Iraqis don't control oil production? It has not been much of a giveaway for American/British firms:

FTA: "Exxon Mobil has by far the largest stake of any American company in Iraq, but most of the major players are European and Asian, like Lukoil and Gazprom from Russia, and Chinese companies like China National Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation."

Funny thing about privatizing Iraq's oil = it gets bought by a bunch of state-owned and de facto-state-owned companies.
 
2012-06-03 04:23:42 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when the gas prices around here drop below $4.00

Must suck to be you. I live in New York and the gas prices here have been dropping steadily. Regular is at $3.89 right now. Was $3.93 last week and $3.97 before that.


$3.15 today

/SC FTW
 
2012-06-03 04:37:33 PM  

Opiate of the Lasses: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when the gas prices around here drop below $4.00 $4.59

/SF Bay Area
//premium :(


CT. Premium-only car. Pain, felt.
 
2012-06-03 04:58:06 PM  
Here's hoping they make a shiatload of money and the average citizen reaps some of the benefits.

/Naive, I know but they've had a rough century (from BP, to the Baathists to Sadaam and finally having the crap bombed out of their land by the US). They deserve some good fortune.
 
2012-06-03 05:33:19 PM  

Snapper Carr: Here's hoping they make a shiatload of money and the average citizen reaps some of the benefits.

/Naive, I know but they've had a rough century (from BP, to the Baathists to Sadaam and finally having the crap bombed out of their land by the US). They deserve some good fortune.



Yes, that's the goal of private oil companies who come into Iraq. To make sure the citizens profit.
 
2012-06-03 05:59:53 PM  
Fairbanks, Alaska: $4.41/Gallon Regular, with the oil coming from in-state and the refinery located less than 20 miles away.
 
2012-06-03 06:07:41 PM  
$3.51 outside Boston. Why is Iraq part of OPEC? And is any of that money going back to the US Treasury like Rumsfeld and Pearle promised?
 
2012-06-03 06:15:46 PM  
So are they going to pay us back for the money we spent on the Iraq war like Donald Rumsfeld said they would?
 
2012-06-03 06:29:31 PM  
Once you get rid of Bush management, companies and countries do better.
 
2012-06-03 07:06:08 PM  
The liberals told us it'd be another Vietnam, but we didn't listen.
/quagmire, quagmire!
 
2012-06-03 07:09:41 PM  
$3.07 in OKC.
 
2012-06-03 07:36:53 PM  
 
2012-06-03 07:42:40 PM  

MrBigglesworth: $3.07 in OKC.


Where is this? Best price I saw al day was $3.17.
 
2012-06-03 07:43:54 PM  

Weaver95: I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.


Operation
Iraqi
Liberation

yep.
 
2012-06-03 08:11:30 PM  
Thousands of soldiers dead, even more civilian casualties, further dependency on crude oil, a "liberated" country still in turmoil, soldiers returning with PTSD and horrific physical injuries/disabilities. On the bright side, I'm paying 70 cents less per gallon here in Salem, VA. Totally worth it.
 
2012-06-03 08:40:22 PM  
Like everyone else, I too am glad that the dictatorship in Iraq is gone, and that oil prices are going down.
Mission accomplished indeed!
 
2012-06-03 08:47:59 PM  

Cassandre: Fairbanks, Alaska: $4.41/Gallon Regular, with the oil coming from in-state and the refinery located less than 20 miles away.


wtf?
 
2012-06-03 10:08:13 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Arkanaut: Weaver95: I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.

Nuh-uh, it was about WMDs.

Perhaps simply to ensure Iraqis don't control oil production? It has not been much of a giveaway for American/British firms:

FTA: "Exxon Mobil has by far the largest stake of any American company in Iraq, but most of the major players are European and Asian, like Lukoil and Gazprom from Russia, and Chinese companies like China National Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation."

Funny thing about privatizing Iraq's oil = it gets bought by a bunch of state-owned and de facto-state-owned companies.


From countries that are neither US- nor Iraq-based.

All those "coalition" and Iraqi (military & civilian) deaths and maimings for THAT?
 
2012-06-03 11:41:24 PM  

intelligent comment below: Snapper Carr: Here's hoping they make a shiatload of money and the average citizen reaps some of the benefits.

/Naive, I know but they've had a rough century (from BP, to the Baathists to Sadaam and finally having the crap bombed out of their land by the US). They deserve some good fortune.


Yes, that's the goal of private oil companies who come into Iraq. To make sure the citizens profit.


It IS the goal of the Iraqi government. They have not been giving companies very favorable terms which is one reason why bidding at this auction was real light. That's OK though because it means the oil will last that much longer there.
 
2012-06-04 12:22:10 AM  

BolloxReader: It IS the goal of the Iraqi government. They have not been giving companies very favorable terms which is one reason why bidding at this auction was real light. That's OK though because it means the oil will last that much longer there.


Do you have a link on that? Because already the major firms got some nice contracts including up north with the Kurds.
 
2012-06-04 03:16:47 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when the gas prices around here drop below $4.00


less than 3.50 here, you live in the wrong place.
 
2012-06-04 07:38:38 AM  

FlashHarry: Weaver95: I was told the war in Iraq was not about oil, it was about liberation.

Operation
Iraqi
Liberation

yep.


The lying rat bastards told us it was because Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that could reach the west.

Over 100,000 people died, trillions of dollars were wasted, the US population has been horribly politically polarized and the economy is in ruins because of a lie.

And this lie remains unpunished. I defy anyone to try and convince me there is a loving, just, compassionate God.
 
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