comment: Republican Donations from Iraqi Oil

Responding to post at Friends of Saddam, Oct 11, 2004


According to the NY Times:

During the first seven months of 2002, the United States imported an average of 566,000 barrels a day from Iraq, with big importers including ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, Valero Energy and Koch Petroleum, according to the Energy Department.

ChevronTexaco has given $3,266,223 to Republicans (71% of total contributions). They gave $2,044,869 to the National Republican Party Committees, and $45,600 directly to George W. Bush. In 2002, ChevronTexaco spent $5,286,000 on lobbying and imported at least 133,243 barrels of Persian gulf oil. Condoleezza Rice serverd on the board of Chevron through January 15, 2001.

ExxonMobil has given $3,295,908 to Republicans (86% of total contibutions). They gave $1,112,045 to the National Republican Party Committees, and $91,322 directly to George W. Bush. In 2002, ExxonMobil spent $8,685,229 on lobbying and imported about 80,000 barrels of Persian gulf oil.

Valerio Energy has given $817,701 to Republicans (69% of total contributions). They gave $141,551 to the National Republican Party Committees, and $23,850 directly to George W. Bush. In 2002, Valerio spent $455,000 on lobbying, and imported 124,795 barrels of Persian gulf oil.

Koch Industries has given $3,065,755 to Republicans (78% of total contributions). They gave $1,058,376 to the National Republican Party Committees, and $108,910 went directly to George W. Bush. In 2002, Koch spent $920,000 on lobbying and imported 1,039 barrels of Persian gulf oil.