En Irak, des Américains remplacent des Américains. C’est qu’on appelle le retrait américain d’Irak.
Camp Bucca in Iraq, Once a Prison Base, Now Houses a Hotel
As the military leaves, the oil-services companies Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Weatherford International are expanding operations, hopeful of economic growth. General Electric opened three offices in Iraq in November, a month before the last American soldier is to march out.
At the former American prison camp, for example, oil companies are considering renting space on a permanent basis for employees, according to the Kufan Group.
“Exxon loved it,” Mr. Latif said of the former Camp Bucca. Their representatives visited half a dozen times, he said, to examine the security arrangements, taking in the sprawl of razor wire and concrete walls and exclaiming, “Oh boy, it’s excellent!”