As Congress launches a bipartisan PR campaign to stay in Iraq forever, the White House throws a corporate looting party

FIRST LOOK: WALL STREET IN IRAQ? – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Deputy Secretary Tom Nides (formerly chief administrative officer at Morgan Stanley) will host a group of corporate executives at State this morning as part of the Iraq Business Roundtable. Corporate executives from approximately 30 major U.S. companies – including financial firms Citigroup, JPMorganChase and Goldman Sachs – will join U.S. and Iraqi officials to discuss economic opportunities in the new Iraq. Full list of corporate participants:

Honorific First Name Last Name Company Title
1 Ms. Chris Trainer 360 Architects CFO
2 Amb. Anthony Harrington Albright Stonebridge President and CEO
3 Mr. Robert Rowland Bell Helicopter Textron Senior VP
4 Mr. Emery Koenig Cargill Senior VP
5 Mr. William Rohner Caterpillar VP, Power Generation
6 Mr. Dan Christman Chamber of Commerce
7 Mr. Jay Pryor Chevron VP, Corporate Business Development
8 Mr. Hamid Biglari Citigroup Vice Chairman, Head of Emerging Markets and Content
9 Mr. Michael Ducker Federal Express President FedEx International
10 Mr. Luis Martinez Fluor Senior VP, Oil and Gas Group
11 Mr. Karan Bhatia General Electric VP for International Law and Policy
12 Mr. Alex von Sponeck Goldman Sachs Managing Director, New Markets Team
13 Mr. Tim Probert Halliburton President, Strategy and Corporate Development
14 Mr. Stephen Loranger ITT President and CEO
15 Ms. Heidi Miller JPMorgan Chase President of International Operations
16 Mr. Mark Williams KBR Group President, Government & Defense, Infrastructure & Minerals, and Power & Industrial
17 Mr. Aziz Khudairi Khudairi Group President and CEO
18 Mr. Curtis Brunson L-3 Communication Executive VP, Corporate Strategy
19 Mr. Rick Parod Lindsay Corporation President and CEO
20 Ms. Pat Dewar Lockheed Martin Senior VP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development
21 Mr. Michael Robinson Microsoft General Manager, Microsoft Public Sector Middle East & Africa
22 Mr. Gerald Steiner Monsanto Executive VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs
23 Mr. Gerald Howard National Assoc. of Home Builders CEO
24 Mr. Rob Quartel NTELX CEO
25 Dr. Ray Irani Occidental Petroleum CEO
26 Mr. Rod Nelson Schlumberger Senior VP, Communications and Innovations
27 Mr. Rick Goins Tupperware Chairman and CEO
28 Mr. Kevin Stanley Ventech CEO

Harry Truman formed a committee to investigate war profiteers. Obama and Clinton throw them a party.

And the 2008 “End the War” election becomes little more than a sick joke.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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