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Alan Greenspan says Iraq war was over oil


27 Dec 2009

“America’s elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was oil,” reports this 2007 article. Old news, yes, but important to remember.

“I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil,” Greenspan writes in his book, The Age of Turbulence.

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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
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Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
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