01 February 2016

Administrative Note, Mostly

“It's time for the United States to start thinking of Iraq as a business opportunity," she [Secretary of State Hillary Clinton] said in a 2011 speech.

The quote was included in an email released by the State Department on Wednesday that specifically mentioned JPMorgan and Exxon Mobil. JPMorgan was selected by the U.S. government to run a key import-export bank in Iraq and in 2013 announced plans to expand its operations in the country.

Exxon Mobil signed a deal to redevelop Iraqi oil fields. JPMorgan has collectively paid the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation at least $450,000 for speeches, and Exxon Mobil has donated over $1 million to the family’s foundation.

David Sirota, Hillary Pitched Iraq As a 'Business Opportunity'

I will be out of pocket for the rest of the day, with somewhat constrained access to the internet.

I will be at hospital while my wife undergoes a colonoscopy.

I am sure we will be going out to eat after that since she has been fasting since yesterday morning.

I am posting some links from the waiting room.

So there will be no chart updates tonight.

Postscript:   Great results, and now out to dinner, thanking God for His tender mercies.