Labour politician and former UK environment minister Michael Meacher has slammed Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush for starting a war he says was to secure oil interests.
“The reason they attacked Iraq is nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction, it was nothing to do with democracy in Iraq, it was nothing to do with the human rights abuses of Saddam Hussein.”
“It was principally, totally and comprehensively to do with oil, This was about assuming control over the Middle East and over Iraq, the second largest producer and also over Saudi Arabia next door.”
“It was about securing as much as possible of the remaining supplies of oil and also over the Caspian basin, which of course is Afghanistan.”
— Michael Meacher
I think we all already knew that.
The US government doesn’t care about the Iraqis or the people of the Middle East, all they’re after is the oil.
[Source: Al Jazeera]