Alan Greenspan Backpedals on “Iraq Was All About the Oil” | September 18, 2007

In an odd moment of lucidity former Federal reserve chairman Alan Greenspan did the unthinkable to the Busheviks…he spoke truth. In his new book, The Age of Turbulence Greenspan states: “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.”. Well hello Alan, thanks for the wakeup call. Unfortunately it will not do much to undo your miserable history as the master mumbler at the Federal Reserve.

Over at Faux News Neil Cavuto prattles on that ” Trust me, if we wanted just oil, we’d position all our troops around just oil facilities.We didn’t. We haven’t. And we aren’t. It’s the same reason we don’t accept oil from Iran. We could. And God knows energy prices for us would be lower if we did.But we don’t.Look, there is much we do wrong in this country. Falling into the grassy knoll theory that everything we do is about oil, misses the fact that sometimes a lot of what we do is about principle.

I guess Neil can’t figure out that, with Iraq having the 2nd largest proven oil reserves in the World, it was simpler for Bush to surround the ENTIRE country rather than just a few oil wells. And has he read the proposed “Oil Law” being shoved down the Iraqi’s throat by the Bush administration and its allies…the one that essentially removes control over the oil fields from the state of Iraq and turns it over to the multinational oil companies?? Cleveland area Congressman and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich got it right when , in a letter to fellow Members of Congress, he wrote:

“The primary function of the oil law currently being considered by the Iraqi government will be to open Iraqi oil fields to private foreign companies, depriving the Iraqi people of a necessary source of national income.”

Since his book came out Uncle Al has tried to play down the oil quote:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Clarifying a controversial comment in his new memoir, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he told the White House before the Iraq war that removing Saddam Hussein was “essential” to secure world oil supplies, according to an interview published on Monday.

Duh! If that isn’t a blatant confirmation of the widely held view that, in fact, the war in Iraq is all about the oil, I don’t know what does.

None so blind as those who will not see….


  1. Left gatekeepers propagated the myth the war was about oil. The truth is zionists like Greenspan have dragged the West into The Middle East Conflict on Israel’s side, on the back of a series of false flag terror attacks in the West blamed on ‘Muslim Terror’. Thats the truth. Thats why you don’t hear it.

    Comment by dotdead — September 19, 2007 @ 10:46 am

  2. I have little dispute with the contention that Israel is having an undue influence on US policy toward the middle east. That does not invalidate the war for oil thesis. You don’t really believe we went there to spread “freedom and democracy” now do you?

    The Bush family links to the oil barons in the middle east goes back decades, and it is that intertwining of interests that is driving this war. It is, in actuality, the “right wing gatekeepers” who control the levers that dispense information through the Main Stream Media who are the reasons “you don’t hear it”.

    Comment by leftofdayton — September 19, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

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