Alan Greenspan claims Iraq war was really for oil
AMERICA’s elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil.
In his long-awaited memoir, to be published tomorrow, Greenspan, a Republican whose 18-year tenure as head of the US Federal Reserve was widely admired, will also deliver a stinging critique of President George W Bush’s economic policies.
However, it is his view on the motive for the 2003 Iraq invasion that is likely to provoke the most controversy. “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil,” he says.
Greenspan, 81, is understood to believe that Saddam Hussein posed a threat to the security of oil supplies in the Middle East.
Britain and America have always insisted the war had nothing to do with oil. Bush said the aim was to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction and end Saddam’s support for terrorism.
There are many people (sheeple) who cannot see anything
which is not right before their very eyes, and even if
it is before their eyes, they will insist it is not what
One of my neighbors told me she votes Republican
no matter what. It does not matter whose name it
is or what they stand for...if it is Republican,
she will vote for it. In my mind I think she is too
lazy to decide who would be best as a voicepiece for
our country, and then to remember his or her name
at the voting booth. (although with the voting
corruption, I wonder myself, if we do have a choice)
Still, it is remarkable that Greenspan has admitted
this as truth as certainly he did not have permission
from anyone in the administration to blurt that blurb
out~! He'll probably get a spanking...ggg
Also, if you do not live in the US, do feel sorry for
us, (I do), since our media has become mouthpieces of
corruption in that it is what is NOT said which is
much more important than what is said. Over the years,
our school and curriculum have not stressed critical
thinking for a reason. Now those who are the them are
seeing the effect of their agendas which is, as you
say, a nation of people who can be controlled, if not
by the price and availability of gas, then certainly
by the news-less broadcasts of "all is well, we're
winning" and all other manner of senseless verbiage.
Stabilizing the world oil supply was one reason but it wasn't at the top of the list. Saddam obviously supported and allowed the training of terrorists. After 911 it became clear he had to go, along with many others. If not, he would have surely caused endless trouble down the road. Instead, he is where we all need him. Dead.
Sure, there are more than a few reasons
this war was started. I was in Fayetteville,
North Carolina, where Fort Bragg is, being a
nanny for a military family, and remember
sitting in a room with more than a few women,
Army soldiers, and the announcement came they
were being called up to deploy to the *operation*
Iraqi Freedom. They had been expecting it and
of course, at that time, the women were saying,
oh, they expect this to be 2 weeks, a month, no
more. I said, HA~! look for it lasting over a
year. Then within days the looting began; local,
corporate, and administrative levels, to say
It makes me wonder what it will take to put
this war cat back in a bag, since even if we
leave, we have left in place people I would prefer
not represent me. Of course, little notice
was given the declaration on friday that we would
probably be there permanently, in however much capacity
they divy up.
I sure wish they would go after Mugabe who is
all the despot Saddam was and worse. The suffering
he has wrought makes Saddam look mild. Its
genocide, but looking back, genocide has always
been that dark side of humanity, or lack of it.
Some say that by not being prepared, and other perhaps
ill-chosen choices, we are seeing genocide in Iraq.
As a mother, and a human, my heart aches, and I
do pray every day for those dying...and those being
born into the world we have held in trust for them.
'AMERICA’s elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil.'
' Bush said the aim was to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction and end Saddam’s support for terrorism.'
This admission will hopefully plummet the 36% approval rating of BushCo. Methinks that this will effectively re-route the popular vote more to Hill-acious Clinton...this effect may have been the reason why this statement was made.