AMY GOODMAN: In an explosive new report for BBC Television Newsnight, investigative journalist Greg Palast charges that President Bush was planning to invade Iraq before the September 11th attacks and was considering two very different plans about what to do with Iraq’s oil. The plans reportedly sparked a political fight between neoconservatives and big oil companies.
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By Greg Palast
Reporting for BBC Newsnight (London)
Why was Paul Wolfowitz pushed out of the Pentagon onto the World Bank — The answer lies in a 323-page document, secret until now, indicating that the allies of Big Oil in the Bush Administration have defeated neo-conservatives and their chief Wolfowitz. BBC Television Newsnight tells the true story of the fall of the neo-cons. An investigation conducted by BBC with Harper’s magazine will also reveal that the US State Department made detailed plans for war in Iraq — and for Iraq’s oil — within weeks of Bush’s first inauguration in 2001.
Because it was marked “confidential” on each page, the oil industry stooge couldn’t believe the US State Department had given me a complete copy of their secret plans for
Guest Column By Antonia Juhasz
Upon his return from Iraq on October 5, Senator John Warner, Republican of Virginia, remarked “There is progress being made in certain areas, but you just find that so many communities don’t even have drinking water. It seems to me that the situation is simply drifting sideways.”
Many of us have been saying since before the war began that corporate interests have taken precedence over those of the Iraqi and American public. Reconstruction – that is, the lack thereof, has become an increasingly recognized cost of the Bush administration’s corporate agenda.
Get off it. All the carping, belly-aching and complaining about George Bush’s incompetence in Iraq, from both the Left and now the Right, is just dead wrong.
On the third anniversary of the tanks rolling over Iraq’s border, most of the 59 million Homer Simpsons who voted for Bush are beginning to doubt if his mission was accomplished. But don’t kid yourself
2006 PROJECT CENSORED AWARD WINNER
From the newly released 2006 Project Censored Year-Book
In his article “Adventure Capitalism,” Greg Palast exposes the contents of a secret plan for “imposing a new regime of low taxes on big business, and quick sales of Iraq’s banks and bridges in fact, ALL state enterprises – to foreign operators … especially the oil.” This economy makeover plan, says Palast, “goes boldly where no invasion plan has gone before.”
Why Iraq Still sells its oil í la cartel
Twilight of the neocon gods
By special arrangement with Harper’s magazine, we are reproducing here for the first time the entire updated article on the US government’s secret schemes for seizing control of the oil fields of Iraq.
On Saturday, October 22, the Greg Palast investigative team received a Project Censored award, the “alternative Pulitzer Prize,” for uncovering the State Department’s confidential pre-war plans for the economic conquest of Iraq.
Why were Iraqi elections delayed? Why was Jay Garner fired? Why are our troops still there? Investigative reporter Greg Palast uncovers new documents that answer these questions and more about the Bush administration’s grand designs on Iraq. Like everything else issued during this administration, the plan to overhaul the Iraqi economy has corporate lobbyist fingerprints all over it.
IRAQ FOR SALE – exclusive report by Greg Palast for BBC Newsnight First Broadcast 19 March 2004 WATCH THE REPORT BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT: “THE ARRIVAL” GENERAL JAY GARNER, Former chief of Iraq occupation authority, arriving by plane. I’ve got about 220 people on this aeroplane with me,…
Days after the Exxon Valdez slimed 1,200 miles of Alaska’s coastline, I was in Prince William Sound, launching an investigation for the Chugach Natives. The true cause of the catastrophe? The breaking of promises made by the oil giant to the Natives and Congress, cynically and disastrously, in… READ MORE
He is the Sam Spade of investigative journalism. His exposes of the dirty dealings going on inside America’s politics are covered around the world