Alan Greenspan claims real motive for Iraq war was oil.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Alan Greenspan claims Iraq war was really for oil

    Graham Paterson

    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.
  2. Even if true, so what?

    I'd say starting a war to keep one of the worlds most important resources flowing is a better reason for action than about the last ten wars we've fought.
  3. If so, if the war was truly about oil primarily...then Bush and his junta lied to the American people to start a war.

    In addition, those who claimed the war was for actually for oil, those brave people who were condemned by the Brownshirt right wingers as unpatriotic would actually be the only ones worthy of trust.

    If the sheeple wake up and realize how much the republican party has lied to them and deceived them, they we may be a democrat who raises your taxes.

    So yeah, it does matter...

    Of course, if you personally make money off a war based on lies, with no personal sacrifice, then a purely narcissistic personality like you sees no problem.

  4. America's perverse political fasination over the Middle East is all about Israel. Oil's everywhere....
  5. Yes, of course, you have greater inside connections than Alan Greenspan.

    You really are living in the shallow end of the kiddie pool.

  6. And you believe Greenspan is the guy who's going to lay it on Israel?

    It's you who's the deceived kiddie sheeple.
  7. LOL, of course, two oilmen in the WH invade one of the most oil rich countries on the planet... That must be all about Israel. Thank you for reminding us that extremes (extreme left and right in this case) do meet, after all they have one thing in common - Stupidity.
  8. The question is what was the primary cause.

    Bush and Cheney care more about Israel than oil?


  9. On Friday Obama gave a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Chicago. It had been much anticipated in American Jewish political circles which buzzed about his intensive efforts to woo wealthy pro-Israel campaign donors who up to now have generally leaned towards his main rival Senator Hillary Clinton.

    Reviewing the speech, Ha'aretz Washington correspondent Shmuel Rosner concluded that Obama "sounded as strong asClinton, as supportive as Bush, as friendly as Giuliani. At least rhetorically, Obama passed any test anyone might have wanted him to pass. So, he is pro-Israel. Period."

    Israel is "our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy," Obama said, assuring his audience that "we must preserve our total commitment to our unique defense relationship with Israel by fully funding military assistance and continuing work on the Arrow and related missile defense programs." Such advanced multi-billion dollar systems he asserted, would help Israel "deter missile attacks from as far as Tehran and as close as Gaza." As if the starved, besieged and traumatized population of Gaza are about to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    Obama offered not a single word of criticism of Israel, of its relentless settlement and wall construction, of the closures that make life unlivable for millions of Palestinians.

    As far as the First Lady turned Senator, just the fact that a generic, hillary Israel, query finds 2.5 million hits says it all.......
  10. What on earth does your post have to do with this thread?


    #10     Sep 16, 2007