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    Default Alan Greenspan, "war is largely about oil"

    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.

    In his long-awaited memoir, to be published tomorrow, Greenspan, a Republican whose 18-year tenure as head of the US Federal Reserve was widely admired, will also deliver a stinging critique of President George W Bush’s economic policies.

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    you don't say!

    actually, now wait for the fickle market to tumble because he came out to speak on this, even though it's something everybody already knows, at least if you're realistic about it...
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    Well duh...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    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.
    Pretty sad that a blatantly obvious statement of fact could actually "shake" the White House and those dinging their dongs (and ours) occupying it.
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    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.
    Shit, I thought that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was vinegar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlexiBrown View Post
    Shit, I thought that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was vinegar.
    next we're going to have a war on the farms of middle america over the corn oil substitute... live green, baby!
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    Thanks for your honesty Mr Greenspan, but it would have been better had you said it in ...... oh I don't know? 2002 maybe??
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    Greenspan is about money, maybe his marketers for this book said, " Hey Allan, say someting provocative and maybe you'll sell a few extra books."

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    Is anybody suprised by this?

    Greenspan is also a tool. All these people are in it for themselves. That's why I don't like politics.

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    Funny how none of the member nations of the UNSC made any arguments along these lines. Funny how oil was never mentioned in the 16 resolutions against Iraq from 92-04. And it's funny that oil was never mentions in resolution 1441.

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    Politics are like organized religion.

    It's all about money, power and the oppression of its people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unchained-Hoosier View Post
    It's all about money, power and the oppression of its people!
    Hey! Please stay on topic, this isn't about Van Halen...
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    Damn... no shit Sherlock! Actually, to define it further, it's about access to money and power... like every war since time began.
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    Greenspan needs to shut up, have a few Beers and get laid. It would really be better for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Hey! Please stay on topic, this isn't about Van Halen...
    That's funny.

 

 

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