Monday, September 24, 2007

Finally, but slowly, the media is figuring out bush took us to war for oil

posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:00 AM Permalink

I have been posting on this subject for a l-o-o-n-g time. It was obvious to me we were there for the oil the very instant our forces announced they could not find the mythical WMDs of Saddam.

Now, thanks to Alan Greenspan, it is a subject that is out in the open, and I wanted to share this truthout editorial by George Lakoff with which I fully concur. Here's a teaser:
Alan Greenspan should know. It was oil all along. The former head of the Federal Reserve writes in his memoir, "The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World," "I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil." Greenspan even advised Bush that "taking Saddam Hussein out was essential" to protect oil supplies.

Yes, we suspected it. In a deep sense, many of us knew it, just as those in Washington did. But now it's in our face. Greenspan put the mother of all facts in front of our noses. And we can no longer be in denial. The US invaded Iraq for the oil.

Think about what it means for our troops and for the people of Iraq. Our troops were told, and believed because they trusted their president, they were in Iraq to protect America, to protect their families, their homes, their friends and neighbors, our democracy. But they were betrayed. Those troops fought and died and were maimed and had their marriages break up for oil company profits. An utter betrayal of our men and women in uniform and their families, a betrayal of their sacrifices, day after day, month after month, year after year - and for some, forever! Children growing up fatherless or motherless. Men and women without legs or arms or faces - for oil company profits.
Yes, America, wake up and realize the perfidy of evil men using the pretext of a phony construct called "the war on terror" to use and abuse our military and citizens, pillage our treasury and the country of Iraq, and commit genocide against the Iraqi people strictly for oil.

NOTE: When I said that I knew we were there for the oil when we couldn't find the WMDs, that was about the third day we were in control after the invasion because you must remember they told us they knew where the weapons were. Bill

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