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US Deputy Defense Secretary admits

US Deputy Defense Secretary admits Iraq war was all about oil
First of all, I should mention that I originally was pointed to this story by Jordon’s site. In this article, several major revelations are made by Senior Bush administration members (Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld) that basically admit that 1) There were no weapons of mass destruction at the time the US began it’s illegal attack on Iraq, and 2) that one of the largest motivating factors in starting the war was OIL. No, this is not my interpretation of the article, this is what these guys outright said.

The funny/sad part about all this, is that I’ll bet this will get next to ZERO attention in the United States or Canadian media. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

The US deputy defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz – who has already undermined Tony Blair’s position over weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by describing them as a “bureaucratic” excuse for war – has now gone further by claiming the real motive was that Iraq is “swimming” in oil.”

The latest comments were made by Mr Wolfowitz in an address to delegates at an Asian security summit in Singapore at the weekend, and reported today by German newspapers Der Tagesspiegel and Die Welt. Asked why a nuclear power such as North Korea was being treated differently from Iraq, where hardly any weapons of mass destruction had been found, the deputy defense minister said: “Let’s look at it simply. The most important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economically, we just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil.”

Mr Wolfowitz went on to tell journalists at the conference that the US was set on a path of negotiation to help defuse tensions between North Korea and its neighbors – in contrast to the more belligerent attitude the Bush administration displayed in its dealings with Iraq. His latest comments follow his widely reported statement from an interview in Vanity Fair last month, in which he said that “for reasons that have a lot to do with the US government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on: weapons of mass destruction.”

Prior to that, his boss, defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, had already undermined the British government’s position by saying Saddam Hussein may have destroyed his banned weapons before the war.

The story goes on. I continue to be absolutely baffled by the hushed silence that Americans and Canadians are just accepting over this.


June 4, 2003 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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