Alan Greenspan claims Iraq war was really for oil<quoted text>
Is it not good that Saddamn Hussein is dead? That millions of people like with far more freedom than they had been.
Like it or not, the free flow of oil from the Persian Gulf is a national interest and it is far more secure than it was when Saddamn was in power.
Oh, if you don't think oil is important, just fill your gas tank with water!!!
Again, you have zero evidence that Bush LIED about Iraq's WMD!!!
September 16, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/9xtwu9o
Americaís 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 Bushís economic policies.
However, it is his view on the motive for the 2003 Iraq invasion that is likely to provoke the most controversy.ďI am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil,Ē he says.
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 Saddamís support for terrorism. http://large.stanford.edu/publications/coal/r...
Hunt Oil Makes Deal to Seek Oil in Iraq
September 11, 2007 ∑ U.S.-based Hunt Oil signs a deal to explore for oil in Iraq. It's the first major oil contract between a U.S. company and Iraq in decades. But it was signed with the Kurdistan Regional Government, the body that runs Iraq's four northern provinces. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php...
Dallas-based Hunt Oil signs production deal with Kurds
September 9, 2007 / http://tinyurl.com/lkqg34m
HOUSTON Ė Hunt Oil Co. said during the weekend it signed a deal to explore for oil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
The private Dallas oil company said in a press release it signed a production sharing contract, along with a company called Impulse Energy Corp., to explore and drill for oil in the northern area of Iraq thatís home to Kurdish people. The deal marks the first production sharing contract for the area since the Kurdistan Parliament issued a new oil and gas law last month.
Australian Nelson: Oil a factor in Iraq deployment
July 5, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/ywcn24
The Howard Government has today admitted that securing oil supplies is a factor in Australia's continued military involvement in Iraq.
Defence Minister Brendan Nelson said today oil was a factor in Australia's contribution to the unpopular war, as "energy security" and stability in the Middle East would be crucial to the nation's future.
U.S. General Abizaid Says 'Of Course It's About Oil'
Oct 16 2007 http://tinyurl.com/8euvsca
Retired General John Abizaid, the former CENTCOM Commander, said on Saturday about the Iraq war that, "Of course it's about oil, we can't really deny that." More from Matt at Think Progress:
Abizaid has previously argued that the U.S. would need "to keep a long-term military presence in Iraq" in order to protect "the free flow of goods and resources" such as oil, but his Stanford comments go much further in pinning oil as a prime motivator for the war.