PUMP IT! Iraqi Oil Production Above Pre-War Levels

“Many say that the Army is broken… Oil production and energy production are below pre-war levels. Our reconstruction efforts have been crippled by the security situation. Unemployment remains at about 60 percent (now 20%). And most importantly, insurgent incidents have increased from about 150 per week to over 700 in the last year. Instead of attacks going down over time and with the addition of more troops, attacks have grown dramatically.”

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA)
Defeat Speech to American Public
November 17, 2005

Thank God George W. Bush did not listen to him and his ilk.

Ruh-Roh! There is more terrific news today from Iraq, unless of course, you are a Surrendercrat.
The BBC reported:

Iraqi oil production is above the levels seen before the US-led invasion of the country in 2003, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA said Iraqi crude production is now running at 2.3 million barrels per day, compared with 1.9 million barrels at the start of this year.

It puts the rise down to the improving security situation in Iraq, especially in the north of the country…

In its latest monthly Oil Market Report, the IEA puts the Iraqi increase in production down to improved security on the main oil pipeline from Iraq’s northern oilfields to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey.

In recent years this pipeline has been out of action for long periods due to sabotage attacks.

Iraq has the third largest proven oil reserves after Saudi Arabia and Iran, but exports plummeted in the face of the insurgency that flared up following the US-led invasion.

The Wall Street Journal has more on this good news.

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