In this earlier Iraq post I referenced Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine. The video below which warning has some graphic imagery covers the ideas well. Notice the connection between Abu Ghraib style torture and economic shock therapy. Alfonso Cuaron of the amazing Children of Men helped make this film.
With the new oil contracts (particularly in Kurdistan) and the Iraqi Oil Ministry run by a man (Sharistari) who is out to break the power of unions and national ownership of the oil, you see her thesis in perfect display.