US-based Big Business is getting it's hands on Iraq's oil revenues one way or another:
The Iraqi government has placed a $1.5 billion order with the United States for additional military equipment.
They are buying an additional 300 armored personnel carriers, 600 additional up-armored Humvees, several UH-2 advanced helicopters. They will also buy more armored wheeled vehicles for moving troops, U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said in Baghdad Wednesday.
This is in addition to the Iraq's growing arsenal.