“Prior to the invasion of Iraq, nothing produced faster or more vicious attacks on war opponents than the claim that oil was playing a substantial role in the desire to invade. On February 23, 2003, then-Cogressman Dennis Kucinich appeared on Meet the Press and argued that oil was a primary reason for the US to want to invade Iraq, and in response, Richard Perle (Frum’s co-author in their 2004 “An End to Evil”) replied: “It is a lie, Congressman. It is an out and out lie.”*
On the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq War, one has to wonder- was it worth it? Did benefits outweigh the outrageous cost the people who weren’t personally reaping in the profits? And can the Neo-con war-mongering defense contractors who headed the charge admit that it was all about oil? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more from Glenn Greenwald/ The Guardian:
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