Friday, April 06, 2007
China, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia Score Big on Iraq Oil
This was a brilliant move on the part of Iraq (and hopefully the US).
China especially has shaped their foreign policy around energy trade, which explains their backing of Iran in the UN. China needs oil, and they'll sell their souls to guarantee their supply.
By giving China, India (another power house of consumption), and other non-Western nations a seat at the table in Iraq, they'll be more willing to back our efforts to stabilize the region.
posted by El Capitan at 11:44 AM