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Oil and Iraq
So Now Iraq Is For Oil, Bush Admits
By Matthew Rothschild
October 12, 2006
For years, there was one word that would not pass the President’s lips in regards to Iraq, and that word is oil.
No, we couldn’t possibly be in Iraq for that, Bush and his flunkies told us. The U.S. motives were so much more noble than that.
Never mind that Iraq sits upon the second largest oil reserves in the world, and that Bush and Cheney are oil guys, and that Cheney himself had maps of Iraq’s oil fields prior to the invasion, and that our invading forces took over the oil fields first, and once our troops got to Baghdad they protected only the oil ministry.
At his press conference on Wednesday, he brought up the dirty little word three times as a reason for the United States now to stay in Iraq. Throughout the lead-up to the war and well past the fall of Baghdad, oil was the great unmentionable.
But now Bush himself is mentioning it.
At his press conference on Wednesday, he brought up the dirty little word three times as a reason for the United States now to stay in Iraq.
“We can’t tolerate a new terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, with large oil reserves that could be used to fund its radical ambitions, or used to inflict economic damage on the West,” he said the first time.
So, is this really an admittance or just an aspect of why we are in Iraq? He didn't clearly state that the war was over oil but rather that it was an aspect of keeping oil from the terrorists. I have said for quite some time that the real reason was an effort to beat China to the punch. I don't know. What do you all think?
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
We haven't been attacked since 9/11. I don't know.