19 April 2007

and this from the BBC business page

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

Iraqi oil wealth 'going untapped'

Iraqi oil plant
Iraq has known oil reserves of 116 billion barrels

Iraq's oil reserves are significantly untapped and daily production could be doubled within five years, a report has concluded.

Iraq is sitting on potential reserves of 100 billion barrels, nearly twice as much as currently estimated, according to a study by energy analysts IHS.

If these reserves were exploited, it said, Iraq could overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer.

But a major improvement in security and investment was needed, it added.

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05 April 2007

april 4 1967 MLK Jr at the Riverside Church "Beyond Vietnam - to break a silence"

These are the times for real choices and not false
ones. We are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our
nation is to survive its own folly. Every man of humane convictions must
decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all

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