Friday, March 18, 2005

Iraq: Conspiracy th... reality?

Secret US plans for Iraq's oil

The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before the 9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil, BBC's Newsnight has revealed.

Two years ago today - when President George Bush announced US, British and Allied forces would begin to bomb Baghdad - protesters claimed the US had a secret plan for Iraq's oil once Saddam had been conquered.

In fact there were two conflicting plans, setting off a hidden policy war between neo-conservatives at the Pentagon, on one side, versus a combination of "Big Oil" executives and US State Department "pragmatists".
I, like many I am sure, take this with a grain of salt. It is a very good article, and there is no particular reason for it not to be truthful. I am not totally bought yet, but, as I often say, one has to wonder, doesn't one? Well, I wonder...

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