On CNN TV’s Larry King Live, Al Gore, former Vice President of the USA, and, according to many observers, winner of the 2000 presidential election against George W Bush, was interviewed on his book, and film, An Inconvenient Truth.
The subject of this book and film is global warming.
Gore said at least three factors really influenced the decision to invade Iraq: Dick Cheney‘s wish to control Middle East oil for big corporations; the idea of Karl Rove [see also here], Bush’s adviser, that it would electorally be good for Bush to be a ‘war president’; and ideologists really believing in their ideologies, like Iraqi masses supposedly welcoming US soldiers with flowers, as their invasion was a ‘cakewalk.’
Satire on ‘WMD’ in Iraq: here.
Gore, UK vice prime minister Prescott, and Bush: here.
Gore’s The Assault on Reason: here.
Rupert Murdoch on oil as cause for Iraq war: here.