Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bush Admits It -- It's All About Oil

Finally, Bush reveals the truth. As quoted by this LA Times story (Finish What Job?), Bush finally admits that invading Iraq was not about weapons of mass destruction, removing Saddam, helping the Iraqi people, or bringing democracy to the Middle East. It was about oil.

"A failed Iraq would make America less secure," Bush said. "A failed Iraq in the heart of the Middle East will provide safe haven for terrorists and extremists. It will embolden those who are trying to thwart the ambitions of reformers. In this case, it would give the terrorists and extremists an additional tool besides safe haven, and that is revenues from oil sales."

Please note that Iraq was not a "safe haven (for) terrorists and extremists" until the United States invaded.
But I digress.

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