Critics of the Iraq war have always said the war was about oil, but they have been dismissed.

However Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, has now shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil after all.

In his long-awaited memoir, Greenspan a well respected Republican, said that Saddam Hussein posed a threat to the security of oil supplies in the Middle East. “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil,” he says.

He said that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been “essential” to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Rob Weissman has more perspective over at the Huffington Post.


  • Left gatekeepers propagated the myth the war was bout oil. The truth is zionists like Greenspan have dragged the West into The Middle East conflict on Israel’s side, on the back of a series of false flag terror attacks in the West blamed on ‘Muslim Terror’. Thats the truth. Thats why you don’t hear it.

  • Thank you for telling the truth, Mr. Greenspan. I know a Halliburton employee who is ‘set for life’ by being a measly project manager over there. Are our soldiers set for life? If they live?

  • The first thing the soldiers did when they invaded Iraq, was protect the oil fields. The local businesses and precious artifacts were left to the mercy of looters.

  • Ever day I think of all the people who have died for oil. We have a greedy government and a lying one to but yet they want more from Iran. When is this lying white house going to stop. They want to take over the world and our spineless congress and house sits on there ass and do nothing about Bush& Chenney When will this stop? When we stop the white house without our tax dollars and they have nothing we need to put this white house out of business. And stop trying to make other countries like this one who the hell wants to be like this country. I myself am ashamed of what they have done in the name of oil

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