A man whose silence helped destroy the American Dream and as others say, "annihilate our moral authority abroad."
A memoir claim that Iraq war was about oil for U.S.; reverberated across one hundred Nations and the Middle East... As news articles swapped their own wording, planted by Greenspan; supposedly with the same absent frame of mind to know if America needed further credit, or discredit.
When he was directly confronted about the statement,
"Greenspan said that in his discussions with President Bush and Vice President Cheney, "I have never heard them basically say, 'We've got to protect the oil supplies of the world,'... but that would have been my motive."
"He also said that he made his economic argument to White House officials and that one lower-level official, whom he declined to identify, told him, "Well, unfortunately, we can't talk about oil." Asked if he had made his point to Cheney specifically, Greenspan said yes, then added, "I talked to everybody about that."Given that, "I'm saying taking Saddam out was essential," he said. But he added that he was not implying that the war was an oil grab.
"No, no, no," he said. Getting rid of Hussein achieved the purpose of "making certain that the existing system [of oil markets] continues to work, frankly, until we find other [energy supplies], which ultimately we will."
Many people like him, and I am not without the knowledge of the inter-workings of government fiscal spending, & the burden that terror security demands have placed on our Nation and States. How are his words today, helpful to the safety of troops, and our weakened dollar?