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Article originally found by Richard Menec of

What bothers the White House is one particular National Security Council
document shown in the 60 Minutes interview, clearly drafted in the early
weeks of the new administration, which showed plans for the post-invasion
dispersal of Iraq's oil assets among the world's great powers, starting with
the major oil companies.

For the brief moment it was on the tv screen one could see that this bit of
paper, stamped Secret, was undoubtedly one of the most explosive documents
in the history of imperial conspiracy. Here, dead center in the camera's
lens, was the refutation of every single rationalization for the attack on
Iraq ever offered by George W. Bush and his co-conspirators, including Tony

That NSC document told 60 Minutes' vast audience the attack on Iraq was not
about national security in the wake of 9/ll. It was not about weapons of
mass destruction. It was not about Saddam Hussein's possible ties to Osama
bin Laden. It was about stealing Iraq's oil, same way the British stole it
three quarters of a century earlier. The major oil companies drew up the
map, handed it to their man George, helped him (through such trusties as
James Baker) steal the 2000 election and then told him to get on with the

O'Neill says that the Treasury Department's lawyers okayed release of the
document to him. The White House, which took 78 days to launch an
investigation into the outing of Valerie Plame as a CIA officer, clearly
regards the disclosure of what Big Oil wanted as truly reprehensible, as
opposed to endangering the life of Ms Plame. It's going after O'Neill for
this supposed security breach.

Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:35 pm
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