General Abizaid: "Of course the Iraq War is about Oil"

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    Fascinating. Another former Commanding General in Iraq decides to come clean: the Iraq War is about oil.

    I fondly remember when I was called a treasonous moron for saying that years ago.



    During a round table discussion on “the Fight for Oil, Water and a Healthy Planet” at Stanford University on Saturday, Gen. John Abizaid (Ret.), the former CENTCOM Commander, said that “of course” the Iraq war is “about oil“:

     
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    Standing by for all the BushCheney boosters to start admitting they are all wrong.

    Well come on then, hurry up, roll up and plant your admissions here now :D
     
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    I thought everyone assumed that oil would be a factor from the start but go ahead with your impeachment trial.
     
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    Depends on what context you said it in. If you made the usual, lefty claim it was about stealing iraq's oil, I don't know that I would have called you a treasonous moron, but I WOULD have asked WHERE is this oil?

    If you said it in the context that any and all interest in the Middle East by Western nations is their rerspective oil supplies, I'd have said you were correct.
     
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    You know full well the bush adminstration and its supporters never said anything about the war being about oil. They in fact, went out of their way to deny it.

    If I had said (like General Abazaid did) "Of course the war is about oil" four years ago, I would have been shouted down by bush fans as a tinfoil hat conspiracy nut.
     
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    Impeachment is no concern of mine. It's just that the invasion and occupation of Iraq was and is all about securing its oil supplies. The other reasons were straight-out bullshit.
     
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    The war itself is not about oil. Interest in the Middle East period is. Be for real. If it wasn't for oil in that sandbox from hell, it would get as much intervention as Darfur.
     
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    In a global economy that is seemingly dependent on the free flow of oil, this is no small deal.
     
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    Hogwash. It was about taking out an idiotic dictator who rattled his saber at us every-other-month and didn't notice that we changed Presidents on him, and that post 9/11, his blustering was taken more seriously.

    YOUR reason is straight-out bullshit.
     
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    The oil would have been still been available, it's just that the oil may have been made available by Saddam to interests other than the US and Britain, to name just two.
     

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