Monday, September 17, 2007

Greenspan Claims Prime Motive For War in Iraq Was Oil

Not that that would be immediately apparent when you see the headline in The Times:


Mmmm
, who would have thought that the corporate media would take such a line? Anyway, despite their efforts to focus on the capitalist agenda rather than the humanitarian one, the real story is Greenspan's claims about the illegal invasion of Iraq. Greenspan, a self-confessed life-long Republican, claimed:

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

Of course it was about oil. Only a few cranks seriously believe that it was about deposing a dictator. It was about oil, capitalism, money, empire building, authority, power and anything but humanitarian reasons. To claim it was anything else, is to be ignorant of the facts.