Friday, July 3, 2009

They Lost Their Lives For Oil

There's evidence now that oil executives were telling Bush two years before the Iraq War that he needed to get rid of Saddam Hussein in order to stabilize U.S. oil prices.

Read an excerpt of the article "Eager to Tap Iraq's Vast Oil Reserves" here.

It says, "That April 2001 report, 'Strategic Policy Challenges for the 21st Century,' was prepared by the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy and the US Council on Foreign Relations at the request of then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

"In retrospect, it appears that the report helped focus administration thinking on why it made geopolitical sense to oust Hussein, whose country sat on the world's second largest oil reserves.

"'Iraq remains a destabilizing influence to the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East,' the report said."

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