London, UK, January 7, 2007 – Today’s Independent on Sunday revealed details of a controversial new law that the Iraqi colonial government is planning to push through giving Western oil companies the right to exploit the country's massive oil reserves for the next 30 years. While over 650,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed and over 3000 British and American soldiers have been sent to their deaths, western multinationals seem set to reap the spoils of this colonial war for years to come.
Commenting on the issue, Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "With attention focused on the hanging of Saddam, such a law could have slipped by unnoticed, allowing the exploitation of resources from a country decimated by war, and a government making decisions under occupation and from a position of weakness and subjugation.”
“It confirms that control of oil supplies was a potent motivating factor for this colonial war. Multinationals may profit but a country has been plunged into chaos and millions of lives lost and ruined. These are the issues Blair should be accounted for, not whether or not he commented on Saddam’s execution.''