You know, I spend how many damn billions ensuring my oil keeps flowing for the fifty or so years I have left. Well, where the hell is it? I'm pretty pissed about not getting it in a timely manner.
That being said, it occurs to me that the Iraqis have a problem with upstarts wanting control of all the wealth. It's not about God or Allah, or the Filthy Americans <spit> ®, it's about the big pile of cash that every little pissant warlard thinks he can get a piece of.
Well, screw 'em. Write a dividend into the Iraqi constitution. This will accomplish several things:
- force every citizen to register in a big database to get his check.
- give every registered citizen a vested interest in keeping the peace (his check)
- encourage the Iraqis to close down their borders so as not to get more citizens.
- encourage them to have fewer babies for the day when the oil is gone and the world will have to support them.
- ENCOURAGE THEM TO PUMP MORE OF MY OIL SO I CAN FILL UP MY EXCURSION!