Saturday, September 15, 2007

Greenspan on the Reason for Iraq War

Buried in a Bob Woodward article about Alan Greenspan's new book on his years as Fed Chairman:

Without elaborating, he writes, "I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."


Blogger stonefruit said...

"Largely" means it was also about doing Israel's dirty work.

9/17/2007 9:49 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...


Yep. The other main reason.

I had to laugh like hell when Greenspan backtracked the next day and claimed that his observation about the primacy of oil in our planning was taken out of context, and that he had supported the plan to depose Saddam Hussein.

Someone probably informed him that a war for oil would be considered a war crime of the most serious kind.

9/18/2007 8:14 AM  

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