Kissinger confesses, says it really is a case of blood for oil

In a startling admission, Henry Kissinger, writing an op-ed piece in — of all places — the Khaleej Times (Dubai), says:

American forces are … in Iraq not as a favour to its government or as a reward for its conduct. They are there as an expression of the American national interest to prevent the Iranian combination of imperialism and fundamentalist ideology from dominating a region on which the energy supplies of the industrial democracies depend.

(In related news, I was in khaleej once, and all I got was a crummy post-graduate degree.)

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  1. Tom:

    Great quote from Kissinger! (What a surprise! I thought it was all about freedom, WMDs, and getting Ben Ladin! Oh–the betrayal!)

    I also want to commend you on your “How to get a book published page” …

    [remainder of comments moved here].

    Rod Clark

  2. Thanks, Rod. I was surprised no one had previously commented on this.

    I’ve moved your comments on “How to Get a Book Published” over here.

  3. Cobradp

    Well this is the same man that is quoted saying that “it was inconceivable to believe that Vietnam could be won, but to pull the troops out would jeopardize Nixon’s re-election!” I don’t think this is a man that should be trusted for his word by any means. If anyone still wonders why we cannot trust a man like this, read Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power. This should shed some light on who we are dealing with.

  4. Kristina

    What great information.

    I have been planning my book for years. Your information goes against some of what I have seen on getting published and makes me know I can do this. Thanks – will send you my book soon!