The Iraqi leaders agreed to approve the hydrocarbon law by October 2006 as well. That too has not been accomplished. They didn’t do what they had promised they would do.I would like to believe Levin and others like him who voted for including passage of the Hydrocarbon Law in the benchmarks in their Iraq bill are just ignorant, but it isn't true. When they say Bush has mismanaged the war, they aren't being euphemistic and pussyfooting around saying he shouldn't have gone in at all--they really mean me mismanaged invading Iraq and giving its oil to American corporations with enough subtly and finesse that the Iraqis didn't complain too much--if that's even possible.
Just this Monday, 5oo Iraqis in Basra were protesting this law Levin is demanding they pass. If we want to teach the Iraqis something about democracy, we should refrain from telling them what laws to pass about their oil, especially when they have a gun to their head.
Nobel Women's Initiative Iraq Oil Theft Law page
THEIR PETITION OPPOSING THE IRAQ OIL THEFT LAW
IRAQ OIL THEFT RESOURCES