Greg Palast’s BBC Report on the Secret Plan: The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq’s oil long before the 9/11 attack, BBC’s Newsnight has revealed. Insiders told Newsnight that planning began ‘within weeks’ of Bush’s first taking office in 2001. Drafted just before the invasion in 2003, which called for the sell-off of all of Iraq’s oil fields, the new plan was crafted by neo-conservatives intent on using Iraq’s oil to destroy the Opec cartel through massive increases in production above Opec quotas.

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