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Sunday, March 28


About time. Why is it that the blogosphere had an early handle on Cheney's energy meetings?

Cheney, energy and Iraq invasion Supreme Court to rule on secrecy
Significant evidence points to the possibility that much more could be revealed than mere corporate cronyism: The national energy policy proceedings could open a window onto the Bush administration's decision-making process and motives for going to war on Iraq.

In July 2003, after two years of legal action through the Freedom of Information Act (and after the end of the war), Judicial Watch was finally able to obtain some documents from the Cheney-led National Energy Policy Development Group.

They included maps of Middle East and Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, two charts detailing various Iraqi oil and gas projects, and a March 2001 list of "Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts," detailing the status of their efforts. The documents are available at
You'll have to scroll thru the list on the Judicial Watch home page to find the relevant links. Unfortunately, they are not all listed in one section.

We posted our thoughts on the subject in March 2003, see Dear Tom


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