Do you ever wonder why people in power don't speak the truth? Sit back and watch what happens when someone who was in the center of it all says the public secret out loud for all to hear.
Without elaborating, Alan Greenspan states:
"I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."
Now let's sit back and watch the spin-meisters do their thing.
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On the other hand, why is Mr. Greenspan saying this right now?
Of Course it is good for book sales. Could it also be related to the unwinding of the economy and his need to point the finger elsewhere?
My own personal sense is that the best way for Mr. Greenspan to have made this statement would be to have also added that he knew it while it was all developing and in spite of that he chose to remain silent and let the mistake, the whole mistake, take place with his silent complicity.