Ever get the feeling that when Clinton and Obama talk about a “responsible exit plan” that “peace with honor” has been rebranded? That came to mind when I read the latest report on selling Iraq’s oil –
35 Firms OK’d to Bid on Iraq Oil Deals

The office listed 35 companies that it said were qualified. They include, among others, BP PLC, Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Lukoil Holdings, China National Petroleum Corp., Edison International SpA and Eni SpA.

Maybe it is time to get over to OpenSecrets and check if your senator has stock in any of these companies; while you’re at it, check if their wife’s law firm represents any of these companies.