Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 14:39:02 GMT From: 'nuther Bob <<nonenopsam.com>> Subject: Re: Why aren't gas prices dropping?
On 28 Jun 2003 11:38:49 GMT, hdgdnnopsamcom (Hdgdn) wrote: >>Why aren't fuel prices dropping like expected? >For the same reason you won't really see a fat man in a red suit on your roof >on Christmas eve. He, he, he. Actually, it's summer, prices tend to rise with increased consumption. >Lower gas prices was just one of the ruses to get the >American public to "buy into" the war, I didn't really hear the claim that we'd get _lower_ prices. The discussion of Saddaam as a mad man sitting in the middle of the oil region was true. Neither the big oil companies or the big oil states liked it one bit. There's a reason Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAM and others supported us. Invasion was good for the oil companies *and* the oil states. Win-win for them, SSDD for us. The other reason was that Dick Cheney and the other anti-sanction folks have been wanting to do business in Iraq since the early 90's. The only way to get the sanctions lifted was to get rid of Saddaam. As always, big business wins. That's been true for 5,000 years. >along with the WMD myth. Yes... calling what they used "intelligence" clearly avoids the definition of the word. It's fun to watch all the finger pointing and dancing though. >The oil companies aren't going to let their profits drop any time soon. Never. Never have, never will. Fast to rise, slow to decrease. Bob