Monday, September 17, 2007


Quote of the moment:

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

Your "Quote of the moment" is a shining example of how things can be taken out of context to make a point that is not what the author had intended. It exemplifies the content of your blog in general perfectly.

This is from a column in the Washington Post, written by Bob Woodward.---

'Greenspan, who was the country's top voice on monetary policy at the time Bush decided to go to war in Iraq, has refrained from extensive public comment on it until now, but he made the striking comment in a new memoir out today that "the Iraq War is largely about oil." In the interview, he clarified that sentence in his 531-page book, saying that while securing global oil supplies was "not the administration's motive," he had presented the White House with the case for why removing Hussein was important for the global economy.

"I was not saying that that's the administration's motive," Greenspan said in an interview Saturday, "I'm just saying that if somebody asked me, 'Are we fortunate in taking out Saddam?' I would say it was essential."'
Can't have it both ways, Anon. Next you'll be trying to tell us that Greenspan didn't dis Hastert and DeLay for their fraudulent conservatism (assuming those are the only frauds those guys were involved in...which I doubt). Maybe securing oil wasn't the administration's ulterior motive, but it sure was a covert one. Otherwise that god-awful proposed privatization of the Iraq oil industry wouldn't have come down.
I don't want it both ways there hotrod, and I won't be trying to tell you any such thing. Once again your prognosticating and assumtions about what people are thinking, going to say, or do,etc. have been wrong. It would be a neat trick if you were able to pull it off, though.
Right. Cause those guys are super-crooks. Anybody who isn't a party-liner would realize that oil is the issue. Enjoy listening to Rush, OK?
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