Monday, September 17, 2007

Greenspan: the war is about oil

You gotta respect the man for telling the truth. Thank you Anand for sending me the link to Juan Cole, who writes that this does not contradict the theory that the "Israel lobby and Israeli security formed a major impetus to the war, since US and Israeli interests in energy security overlap."

Greenspan: 'The Iraq war is largely about oil'
September 17, 2007

WASHINGTON — "The Iraq war is largely about oil," former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says in his new book -- an assertion disputed by lawmakers and the U.S. Defense secretary.

"I'm saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows," Greenspan, 81, writes in "The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World."

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