I’ve always considered Alan Greenspan to be an odd duck – head full of numbers and an insider in Ayn Rand’s Inner Circle. If you haven’t read Rand’s book, “Atlas Shrugged” then you are in for very good reading. I read an article in the Baltimore Chronicle today, and Greenspan spilled the so-called beans on the war in Iraq.
Greenspan says something that I, just a plain old Midwestern cracker – have known all along. The war is being fought over oil. I have never doubted that, and to have Greenspan expound on this issue is music to my ears. Greenspan’s book, The Age of Turbulence, comes out this evening. Methinks I will hie on over to Amazon and pick up a copy.
Greenspan writes: “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.” I have to think that the American public, so used to be lied to, doesn’t think this is so. Every war has to have a reason. big oil has had an eye on Iraq that some say that Iraq “floats on a sea of oil.” These words of wisdom comes fro Paul Wolfowitz, the former head of the World Bank, who ruined his career in favor of his girlfriend. Wolfowitz, bless his pointed little head, is best known to be one of the “architects” of the war against Iraq.
I will be 64 next week. I have been voting for over 40 years, and go into the polling booth and just vote straight Democratic. This is the first year I have felt that maybe that is not a good choice. But that is another story…