Monday, 17 September 2007

Greenspan: "The Iraq war is largely about oil"

Ex Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan has come out on the record to state that:

“I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."
- Alan Greenspan

So, is the cat now finally out of the bag for good? Can we please stop pretending it was about the WMDs (that US knew didn't exist), about the horrible dictator (put into power by the CIA), the almost non-existent Al Qaeda Iraq (that ironically enough seems to only grow stronger due to the Iraq war), how Iraq had something to do with 911, or the myth of moral superiority of the the United States (an oxymoron, if I ever saw one).

No? Well, I guess some people are just beyond reason.

Regardless, it is good to remember a time when Americans could be relied on as a sanity check:
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
Back to our regular energy posts after this.