The blogosphere and Sunday morning talk shows are all abuzz today with the news that former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan acknowledged that the Iraq War was really initiated over concerns about control of oil supplies.
Well, after hearing this news you could have knocked me over with a blue jay feather. After all, President Bush assured me in 2002 and 2003 that the invasion was necessary to prevent Saddam Hussein from using his weapons of mass destruction to annhilate people around the world. Then he let me know that Hussein and al-Qaeda were plotting terror together.
And he also told me that the war was a way to bring freedom and democracy to the Iraqi people. Freedom and democracy are good things, right?
But now here comes Alan Greenspan: "I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows. The Iraq war is largely about oil."
Gosh, if that is true, then that means my President has been lying to me all along. I think that Mr. Greenspan is just telling a pack of lies to sell his new book, because I cannot reconcile these disclosures with the President's speeches. Why, if that were true, we would at least have $1.30 per gallon gas here in America, right? Yes, that crazy old Alan Greenspan must be an al-Qaeda plant or something, and we'd better haul him off to Guantanamo Bay before he causes any more trouble.