The private security firm, Blackwater, was banned from operations in Baghdad today. This edict was handed down by the new Iraqi government. You can bet your butt that soon, like probably later today, our government here will stomp all over the power of the purportedly much-longed-for, self-governing Iraq, and will put Blackwater right back in business.
Since our last entry regarding public transportation vs. Jaguar, oil reaches $82.16 with a massive Fed rate cut as Alan Greenspan, on a book tour, finally admits the war is "largely" over oil. Maybe people out there will finally listen to Easy Al, rather than our big mouths. Despite the admission of Greenspan, one of us feels very beaten up today while the other sees some hope in the recent rate cut situation.
Mike Burleson counters the Greenspan comment:
The Media went crazy yesterday and the weekend over some comments from Alan Greenspan's new book, which supposedly said the Iraq War was "all about oil". Well, this typical Media frenzy soon died down
Finally Saphyre Rose suggests some Tryphorgeten.