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Ron Paul’s Presidential Hopes Bolstered By Comments of Former Fed Chairman


By James P. Tucker Jr.

Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, admits in his new book, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, that the war in Iraq is about oil.

This admission, though ignored in lengthy book reviews by the mainstream media, is a boost for the presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.).

The political establishment, both Democrat and Republican, want to get Paul out of the presidential race as quickly as possible. They are fearful that Paul’s America-first stance is resonating with voters and

they want the messenger politically killed. They are able to keep Paul out of some of the debates to keep his voice from being heard.

When other candidates are forced to confront Paul and the media feels compelled to report, Paul is dismissed as an “isolationist” because he opposes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and would bring the troops home immediately.

He would bring all troops home from the far-flung corners of the Earth. Few of the self-proclaimed opponents of the Iraq war would end it immediately.

Paul is the only candidate with the courage to point out that the hatred of America that fueled the 9-11 terrorist attacks was a result of “bombing them for 10 years” and that the American invasion of Iraq was for oil.

Now, when rivals dismiss his claim that Iraq is a war for oil, Paul can point out that Greenspan, certainly not his cheerleader, shares his view.

AFP Senior Editor James P. Tucker Jr. is a veteran journalist who spent many years as a member of the “elite” media. Since 1975 he has won widespread recognition, here and abroad, for his pursuit of on-the-scene stories reporting the intrigues of global power blocs such as the Bilderberg Group.

(Issue #40, October 1, 2007)

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