Bush Says U.S. Pullout Would Let Iraq Radicals Use Oil as a Weapon
By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 5, 2006
GREELEY, Colo., Nov. 4 -- During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, President Bush and his aides sternly dismissed suggestions that the war was all about oil. "Nonsense," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld declared. "This is not about that," said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.
Now, more than 3 1/2 years later, someone else is asserting that the war is about oil -- President Bush.