Monday, September 17, 2007

Greenspan Misses Cheney's Memo: Spills the Beans on Oil

Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in Washington. A former CIA analyst, he is now on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. An earlier, shorter version of this article has appeared on .
For those still wondering why President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney sent our young men and women into Iraq, the secret is now "largely" out.
No, not from the lips of former Secretary of State Colin Powell. It appears we shall have to wait until the disgraced general/diplomat draws nearer to meeting his maker before he gets concerned over anything more than the "blot" that Iraq has put on his reputation.
Rather, the uncommon candor comes from a highly respected Republican doyen, economist Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006, whom the president has praised for his "wise policies and prudent judgment." Sadly for Bush and Cheney, Greenspan decided to put prudence aside in his new book, The Age of Turbulence, and answer the most neuralgiac issue of our times-why the United States invaded Iraq.

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