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Source: Stein-Baraka platform on 2016 presidential campaign website , Aug 8, 2016

Real motivation to attack Iraq was control of Iraq's oil

American officials have long-since broken their silence on the phony excuses proffered to the American people to sucker them into supporting a war of choice against an Iraqi regime softened-up by a decade of crippling sanctions. The historical record is now unambiguously replete with evidence that the real motivation to attack Iraq was control of Iraq's oil and that plans were being made as soon as ten days after the Bush Administration took power to figure out how to accomplish that objective.

But that was not the reason presented to the U.S. and the global public. The Iraqi Government nationalized its oil sector more than 30 years ago. But Western oil companies are now back. Riding in under the gun of the coalition of the willing, Western companies have now taken over the Iraqi oil sector, with 80 percent of production being exported out of the country while Iraqis struggle to meet basic energy consumption needs. So Western oil is doing fine.

Source: Ajamu Baraka column in Counterpunch, "War Crimes in Iraq" , Mar 21, 2013

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