Bob: Now we can find common ground. It is outrageous, for example, when Iraq leased rights to drill in their untapped oil fields, the country that made it possible for Iraq to lease in the first place that would be us, of course - lost the bidding. Cal: Who got it? Bob: China and Russia, among others. Some countries that we help liberate - such as Afghanistan, which unlike Iraq is not awash in oil - are poor and unlikely to help pay for the war. We should expect countries that ally with us in these wars, however, to help foot the bill.What's our oil doing under their feet? Any place we liberate into a free democratic government should sell us their oil in a rigged, unfair bidding process! What right do they have to sell their own resources to any other country? We get it no matter what. Also, by "we" I mean "multi-national corporation that is based here." This is what passes for a Liberal Democrat in our media.