Alan Greenspan: I Never Said Iraq War Was About Oil
My view is that Saddam, looking over his 30-year history, very clearly was giving evidence of moving towards controlling the Straits of Hormuz, where there are 17, 18, 19 million barrels a day" passing through.Will the media be as eager to propagate Greenspan's actual remarks as they were to do so for the ones attributed to him? I'm not holding my breath.
. But he added that he was not implying that the war was an oil grab.
"No, no, no," he said. Getting rid of Hussein achieved the purpose of "making certain that the existing system [of oil markets] continues to work..."
—Matthew Sheffield is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and president of Dialog Media, a web marketing firm.
Greenspan, 81, is understood to believe that Saddam Hussein posed a threat to the security of oil supplies in the Middle East.
:smile: If you're going to mock Bush for spreading misinformation you would do yourself credit by not doing the same.
Saddam may not have supported Al Qaeda specifically, but he definitely supported terrorism. The most well known being the 25k he would send to families of suicide bombers.
Sure, Saddam invited the inspectors back once he realized Bush was serious and the weapons were safely tucked away in Syria. Nobody would actually fall for that schoolboy trick.