Thursday, September 20, 2007

Joust The Facts: Greenspan Clarifies, Shoots Down Anti-War Theory

re: "...Greenspan, who wrote in his memoir that "the Iraq War is largely about oil," said in a Washington Post interview that while securing global oil supplies was "not the administration's motive," he had presented the White House before the 2003 invasion with the case for why removing the then-Iraqi leader was important for the global economy. /"I was not saying that that's the administration's motive," Greenspan said in the interview conducted on Saturday. "I'm just saying that if somebody asked me, 'Are we fortunate in taking out Saddam?' I would say it was essential." //In other words, that was his justification, not the Bush administration justification, for deposing Saddam Hussein. It was Mr. Greenspan who felt that removing Saddam was "essential" to provide global economic oil security. It's likely that the administration agreed, but judging by Mr. Greenspan's wording it's fairly certain that nobody even asked him, instead that he went to them to make that case."...

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