Greenspan admits Iraq was about oil, as deaths put at 1.2m

The real motivation for the war was spelled out by former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan in a newly published book of memoirs, in which he wrote, “Whatever their publicized angst over Saddam Hussein’s ‘weapons of mass destruction,’ American and British authorities were also concerned about violence in an area that harbors a resource indispensable for the functioning of the world economy. I’m saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: The Iraq war is largely about oil.”

Equally significant is the silence from congressional Democrats and the Democratic presidential candidates, all of whom claim to be opposed to the Iraq war. This antiwar posturing, however, has nothing in common with genuine compassion for the plight of the Iraqi people or principled opposition to the predatory interests of American imperialism in the oil-rich country.

The Democrats oppose the Bush administration’s conduct of the war, not because it has been a bloody and criminal operation, but because it has been mismanaged and unsuccessful in accomplishing the goal of plundering Iraq’s oil resources and strengthening the strategic position of US imperialism in the Middle East.

The Democrats do not want to highlight the massive scale of the bloodbath in Iraq, as suggested by the ORB survey, because they share political responsibility for the war, from the vote to authorize the use of force in October 2002, to the repeated congressional passage of bills to fund the war, at a total cost of more than $600 billion. In any war crimes trial over the near-genocide in Iraq, leading Democrats would take their place in the dock, second only to the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld war cabal read full article

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4 responses to “Greenspan admits Iraq was about oil, as deaths put at 1.2m

  1. It was about oil, but if you believe they did not hide weapons of mass destruction. Then you are believing what you want to believe.

  2. strange, i don’t recall hearing any reports of anyone finding the supposedly famous wmd’s. Is this just a hunch or gut feeling you got or just gas from sucking up the bullshit airing from fox and cnn.

  3. So when Saddam use his weapons against his own people. Was CNN and fox’s imagination, or was that gas sucking bullshit?

  4. WMD Inspectors concluded there were no weapons and the fraudulent yellow cake and hollow tubes were revealed as cooked/made-up stories.
    Even though the whole invasion is illegal and based on lies it is still not open for discussion within the right wing, subservient, corporate media who aided /facilitated the road to illegal war where over 1 m peoples have been slaughtered.
    Saddam Hussien initially came on the scene as a CIA hireling/assassin and with US government help brought the Bath Party to power.
    The USA and Britan supplied the technology/knowhow plus the components/ materials and the co-ordinates to Saddam to use the US/BRITISH gas with US/BRITISH blessings on the Iraqi’s, Kurds and the Iranians.
    Further they gave Saddam the green light to invade Kuwait in order to justify the resulting First Gulf Slaughter with hypocritical usage of illegal nuclear bunker busters and cluster bombs and unspent uranium in all their warheads and with exciting corporate-media moment by moment coverage of the resulting carnage and slaughter. Next followed years of genocidal sanctions orchestrated by the USA which purposely targeted innocent civilians mostly women and children and the old . Medicines and foods were purposely withheld which led to another 1 million deaths .

    When the trials of both Saddam Hussien and the recent Chemical Ali were being played out there was a blanket ruling preventing discussing not only the responsibility our Gov’t played in aiding in the deaths of countless innocents but, more than that, there was to be no mention of any link to Saddam Hussien. But then again with a history of US attornies in the pocket of the US Administration and an Iraqi puppet Government dancing to US Corporate interests most have come to expect lies, deceit and murder.
    You have chosen not to do your homework/inform yourself but instead You though have swallowed hook, line and sinker

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