Companies such as Halliburton, Bechtel and the Carlyle have all been in the news – ties to high-level politicians and charges of war-profiteering abound – but, there are many other companies and entities that will profit from the war and instability in the Middle East. Companies like JP Morgan, Citigroup, Bank of America and British Petroleum.
Big Business and global warfare have been inextricably symbiotic forces in Iraq since the sunrise of society. Banking on Baghdad will dramatically tell the story of how the cradle of commerce has evolved through five millennia, but its history keeps repeating itself. The world needs what Iraq possesses and is willing to fight to the death to preserve it.