The dirty filthy ExxonMobile
ExxonMobile has posted the highest record profit of all time. In the last 3 months, it has made a $9 Billion profit on a revenue of $100 Billion. Was the Iraq war really about Democracy or Freedom – or was it about oil?
Is it just a coincidence that ExxonMobile CEO, Lee Raymond met Vice President Dick Cheney to discuss Oil exploration in Iraq before the war started? Is it just a coincidence that Raymond stepped down just months before the war to be appointed onto the board of the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank that has been key in promoting the invasion and occupation of Iraq? Is it just a coincidence that Willima R. Howell sits on the board of ExxonMobile and Halliburton Inc. (a company Cheney was head of before he became Vice President). Halliburton has won billions of dollars in uncontested military contracts. Is it just a coincidence that if ExxonMobil were to get an agreement for the giant Majnoon oil field in southern Iraq, it would double its state reserves, vastly increasing the market value of the company, which already owns access to more oil around the world than any other private oil firm?
But ExxonMobile doesn’t just 'coincidentally' support the Iraq war, it also tries to shut down any discussion of global warming….. Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, an organization that has received over $390,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998. On Fox, Burnett compared watching Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, to watching a movie by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels to learn about Nazi Germany.
ExxonMobil doesn’t have a substantive answer to Gore’s movie, so it bankrolls people like Burnett to smear Gore personally. Dutifully, Burnett recently wrote an editorial defending former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond’s lavish compensation (which amounted to $190,000 a day in 2005). He failed to mention his financial connection to the company.
Transcript from FOX:
That’s the problem. If I thought Al Gore’s movie was as you like to say, fair and balanced, I’d say, everyone should go see it. But why go see propaganda? You don’t go see Joseph Goebbels’ films to see the truth about Nazi Germany. You don’t go see Al Gore’s films to see the truth about global warming.
Not just blood for oil, but the planet for oil as well. God bless crony capitalism.