Sunday, September 16, 2007

Chief Kleptocrat Alan Greenspan Admits War Was For Oil

Raise your hand if YOU said the racist war was about somebody else's oil way back in 2003. Double points if you got tear gassed for saying it.

Alan Greenspan claims Iraq war was really for oil: Lambasts Bush on economy
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.

By Graham Paterson

09/16/07 "The Times" -- - 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.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Tom Autopref said...

Yes, that's how you come clean in Greenspan's world. You admit what everybody already knows.

Meanwhile G says that the predatory mortgage lending spree that he funded with ultra-low short-term rates and deliberately destructive public advice to homeowners, the collapse of that house of cards is taking him completely by surprise!

9/17/2007 2:17 PM  

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