Bush’s Australian allies admit Iraq war, oil war

This video from the USA says about itself:

PALIN: “Iraq War IS over OIL” !!? SHOCK – Sarah Questions McCain Rationale On Iraq War.

Remember those Bush supporting pundits going berserk whenever someone mentioned the word “oil” in connection to the Iraq war?

Well, after the US Republicans, their Australian allies now admit that … err … the connecters were right, and the hysterical pundits were wrong …

From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

Iraq deployment linked to oil: Nelson

Posted Thu Jul 5, 2007, 8:48am AEST

[Australian Rightist] Defence Minister Brendan Nelson says securing the world’s oil supply is one of the Federal Government’s considerations as it decides how long to keep troops in Iraq. …

Speaking ahead of the release, Dr Nelson confirmed the Government viewed Australia’s involvement in Iraq as partially driven by the need to secure oil supplies, although he said the main reason was to ensure that the humanitarian crisis did not worsen.

So, apart from at last admitting a truth, Nelson added rank hypocrisy about “the humanitarian crisis” in Iraq … caused by Nelson’s big boss George W Bush and Nelson’s small boss Howard. Who brought definitely more jails, more torture, more death, more unemployment, less women’s rights, less gay rights, far less electricity and water, to Iraq; and far more refugees from Iraq, than in the darkest days of Saddam Hussein.

Nelson continued:

“Obviously the Middle East itself, not only Iraq, but the entire region is an important supplier of energy, oil in particular, to the rest of the world.”

[Australian opposition leader] Mr Rudd says the statement is a clear backflip on what the Howard Government said when the Iraq war started.

“Mr Howard makes it up as he goes along on Iraq,” he said.

“Mr Howard was asked back in 2003 whether this war had anything to do with oil. Mr Howard said in no way did this have anything to do with oil.

Well, the Bushies had to come with some excuse more truthful than so far for continuing their bloody war, after their lies on Weapons of Mass Destruction, on supposed 9/11-Iraq links (see also here), on “bringing democracy to Iraq“, have all fallen flat …

Also on this: here.

And here.

And here.

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