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(Former Prime Minister Jean) Chretien tells TV host he believes U.S. invasion of Iraq was for oil
The Calgary Sun ^ | Mon, November 26, 2007 | THE CANADIAN PRESS

Posted on 11/26/2007 12:29:27 PM PST by fanfan

(Former (Liberal) Prime Minister Jean) Chretien tells TV host he believes U.S. invasion of Iraq was for oil

MONTREAL — Jean Chretien believes the United States invaded Iraq for oil.

The former prime minister told the popular Radio-Canada television show Tout le monde en parle why he thinks U.S. President George W. Bush declared war on the Middle Eastern country in 2003.

“There are some people who suspect it was oil, for the control of oil. . . ,” Chretien said in French during the interview, which aired Sunday evening.

The show’s host, Guy A. Lepage, then told Chretien he thinks everyone believes the invasion was for oil.

“Well, me too,” Chretien said.

In 2003, Chretien said he would not send Canadian troops to Iraq without UN approval.

“Saddam (Hussein) was a very bad dictator, but he was not a religious dictator,” he said Sunday.

“He fought against religious leaders in Iran, and that was an excuse (for the Americans) to go to Iraq. It doesn’t make sense.”


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bushlied; chretien; cretin; idiots; jockcretin
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1 posted on 11/26/2007 12:29:30 PM PST by fanfan
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To: GMMAC; Clive; exg; kanawa; conniew; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; ...

2 posted on 11/26/2007 12:30:21 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

So, where’s the oil?


3 posted on 11/26/2007 12:30:41 PM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: RightWhale

Yeah were is the oil. Wasn’t taking Kuwait’s enough?


4 posted on 11/26/2007 12:31:34 PM PST by AU72
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To: RightWhale

I guess Chretien has it.
Maybe Gore.


5 posted on 11/26/2007 12:31:58 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

Yup he’s on to us. That’s why we’ve been bathing in cheap gas prices for the last 5 years.


6 posted on 11/26/2007 12:32:17 PM PST by Slapshot68
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To: fanfan

Oil? Oil? We don’t need no steeeeeennnking oil.....


7 posted on 11/26/2007 12:32:35 PM PST by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: Slapshot68

All you can drink at $100 a barrel.

Cheap at half the price./s


8 posted on 11/26/2007 12:33:16 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

Yep, I wish it would hurry up and get here...


9 posted on 11/26/2007 12:33:17 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: fanfan
“Saddam (Hussein) was a very bad dictator, but he was not a religious dictator,” he said Sunday. “He fought against religious leaders in Iran, and that was an excuse (for the Americans) to go to Iraq. It doesn’t make sense.”
Neither does any of what Chretien says...what the heck is he talking about? He wasn't a religious dictator so he was OK? What oil have we taken from Iraq?
10 posted on 11/26/2007 12:33:23 PM PST by mak5
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To: fanfan
Saddam (Hussein) was a very bad dictator, but he was not a religious dictator,” he said Sunday.

Which again makes him a good dictator? What's his point? Stalin, Hitler and Mao weren't religious either. Maybe he wants to imply that religious people are worse. That's the gist.

“He fought against religious leaders in Iran, and that was an excuse (for the Americans) to go to Iraq.

Huh? Was it our "excuse" to go to Iraq, that he fought religious leaders in Iran!?

It doesn’t make sense.

I fully agree Monsieur Cretin. You don't make sense.

11 posted on 11/26/2007 12:33:31 PM PST by SolidWood ("I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.")
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To: RightWhale
*laughing* It sounds to me like Jean is STILL stuck on STUPID... just like our Democrat congressmen here in the states.
12 posted on 11/26/2007 12:34:20 PM PST by Tut
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To: mak5

The Brown Acid again...


13 posted on 11/26/2007 12:34:49 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: fanfan
If we wanted to take over a country for oil, there's one a lot closer and we don't have to worry about 130° temperatures in its summer.
14 posted on 11/26/2007 12:35:06 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: fanfan

I thought he had stroked out by this time. Hows his son doing?


15 posted on 11/26/2007 12:35:55 PM PST by mimaw
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To: fanfan

Why does Iraq sell the oil on the world market for market prices? If we invaded to take oil, why aren’t we taking it? This makes no sense whatsoever.


16 posted on 11/26/2007 12:36:15 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: KarlInOhio

... plus there are no armed citizens.


17 posted on 11/26/2007 12:36:22 PM PST by SolidWood ("I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.")
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To: fanfan; Allan

“”There are some people who suspect it was oil, for the control of oil. . . ,”””

Hilarious, coming from the guy whose daughter is married into the Desmarais family.


18 posted on 11/26/2007 12:36:38 PM PST by Shermy ("A rising tide lifts all boats" ...but lowers those on the other side of the ocean.)
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To: KarlInOhio
And it would have folded without a whimper.
19 posted on 11/26/2007 12:36:56 PM PST by mimaw
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To: fanfan

And we give this frozen semi-frog relevance why? He needs to get ack to his corrupt little liberal swamp where he belongs.


20 posted on 11/26/2007 12:37:00 PM PST by Mr Inviso
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To: fanfan
“Saddam (Hussein) was a very bad dictator, but he was not a religious dictator,”

Oh, then that's alright then...

21 posted on 11/26/2007 12:37:13 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: fanfan

Then we didn’t win the war because we didn’t get their oil.

Funny how the 1991 Gulf War was over oil too. Namely Saddam invaded Kuwait to take their oil.

Why didn’t the “no blood for oil” crowd denounce Saddam spilling blood for oil?


22 posted on 11/26/2007 12:37:45 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: Unam Sanctam

There are “good” dictators???


23 posted on 11/26/2007 12:38:27 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: SolidWood
Saddam (Hussein) was a very bad dictator, but he was not a religious dictator,” he said Sunday.

Jean Chretien was Prime Minister when 9/11 happened.

He would not allow the word "God" to be used at the memorial service that was held at Parliament Hill three days later.

A memorial service forced by the outpouring of regular people. He relented to the pressure, and decided on the Thursday, to have the service on the Friday.

"The little guy from Shawinigan", as he likes to call himself, is a real piece of work.

24 posted on 11/26/2007 12:39:02 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: weegee

Some would argue that the Shah, Pinochet and maybe Franco were good dictators. Men of order who prevented worse for a long time.


25 posted on 11/26/2007 12:41:40 PM PST by SolidWood ("I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.")
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To: fanfan
“Saddam (Hussein) was a very bad dictator, but he was not a religious dictator,” he said Sunday.

“He fought against religious leaders in Iran, and that was an excuse (for the Americans) to go to Iraq. It doesn’t make sense.”

Chretien must be smoking some of that real expensive crack. The high-quality stuff.

26 posted on 11/26/2007 12:41:45 PM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: mimaw
Hows his son doing?

The one that keeps assaulting people?

I have no idea.

27 posted on 11/26/2007 12:41:59 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

Cretin’s an idiot. It it was about oil it would have been easier to invade Canada and take theirs.


28 posted on 11/26/2007 12:42:44 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: KarlInOhio

To say nothing of the transportation costs.

;-)


29 posted on 11/26/2007 12:43:24 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

Saddam never once honored the surrender agreement. END OF STORY.


30 posted on 11/26/2007 12:45:02 PM PST by avacado
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To: Unam Sanctam
Why does Iraq sell the oil on the world market for market prices? If we invaded to take oil, why aren’t we taking it? This makes no sense whatsoever.

Jean Chretien is a liberal.

You asked for sense? LOL.

31 posted on 11/26/2007 12:45:53 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Unam Sanctam

It makes sense in that we would rather not have the oil or resources in the hands of terrorists.


32 posted on 11/26/2007 12:47:34 PM PST by smoketree (the insanity, the lunacy these days.)
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To: fanfan
Dear God, I wish just once we actually were the venal, cruel despots the Left wants us to be. We would have been pumping the damn Iraqi fields bone dry since Day One as repayment for the trillions we spent and the lives lost. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Instead I get to watch our brave warriors get attacked by pipsqueaks like this.

If this WERE for oil, moron, we'd be paying $20 a gallon for it. If it all were for oil, we just would have kept Kuwait when we had a bazillion tanks in it fifteen years ago.

33 posted on 11/26/2007 12:49:13 PM PST by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: fanfan
Too stupid for words.

Oil is a fungible commodity. So long as Iraq's oil is getting to market, which it was under Saddam (after lining a few corrupt pockets), it doesn't matter who actually bought it. The net effect on the market and on supply is the same whether we buy it or the French do.

Another lefty economic illiterate.

34 posted on 11/26/2007 12:52:06 PM PST by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: Mr Inviso
And we give this frozen semi-frog relevance why?

One of the strongest powers we have against liberalism, is ridicule.

It's even better when they write their own jokes, no?

35 posted on 11/26/2007 12:55:26 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan
Remember who he is...


36 posted on 11/26/2007 12:57:03 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: Allegra

It’s liberal crack.

The same stuff the celebrities use.


37 posted on 11/26/2007 12:57:17 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

“In 2003, Chretien said he would not send Canadian troops to Iraq without UN approval”

*what has just been revealed, is that Jean Cretien did not say Canada would not participate in the invasion of Iraq—he didn’t get a chance to say no—the U.S never asked Canada for our assistancee/participation in the Iraq war to begin with.
*if I can find the link, I will post the story .


38 posted on 11/26/2007 12:58:58 PM PST by exg
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To: smoketree
It makes sense in that we would rather not have the oil or resources in the hands of terrorists.

You have a point.

Shall we discuss Saudi Arabia? Nah, wrong thread. :)

39 posted on 11/26/2007 12:59:43 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan
Sure it was, Jean. It was just for the oil. How stupid does a guy have to be to be Prime Minister Of Canada?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

40 posted on 11/26/2007 1:00:39 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

No joke.

Oh, wait. Is that a warning to me?

What is the Canadian equivalent to Fort Marcy Park?


41 posted on 11/26/2007 1:02:02 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Shermy

“”There are some people who suspect it was oil, for the control of oil. . . ,”””

Hilarious, coming from the guy whose daughter is married into the Desmarais family.

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LOL! Ah, yes, the Total connection! Nutting to see dere, dat’s for shure!


42 posted on 11/26/2007 1:02:05 PM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: fanfan

Just a reminder of how mindlessly corrupt the Liberals were under his leadership. Besides, I love that poster.


43 posted on 11/26/2007 1:04:26 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: exg

Thanks!

I heard about it too.

The US didn’t want us in Iraq.
They wanted us in Afghanistan.

Regardless of how he tries to spin it, Chretien sent our troops to Afghanistan.

We always we doing our part in the WOT, but the Liberal Gov. denied it all the way.


44 posted on 11/26/2007 1:05:23 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

Who cares what he thinks? Never mind the fact he’s obviously wrong - if we invaded for oil, where the heck is it?


45 posted on 11/26/2007 1:06:05 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: fanfan

We are still waiting for the cheap gas.....what a moron.


46 posted on 11/26/2007 1:06:11 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: fanfan

This is really too coincidental. I was telling a neighbor (over a dead TV out on the curb for the garbage men to haul off) that I thought Jean Chretien was a moron!!

Who knew he’d come out publicly and demonstrate it on TV!!??


47 posted on 11/26/2007 1:06:38 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: exg

okay, all I could find so far is this””We have not been asked and we do not intend to participate in a group of the willing,”

I’ll keep looking.


48 posted on 11/26/2007 1:07:17 PM PST by exg
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To: goldstategop
How stupid does a guy have to be to be Prime Minister Of Canada?

The inverse to that question would be "How wonderful can Canada be with a great PM (Stephen Harper)?"

49 posted on 11/26/2007 1:07:28 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Me too.

Thanks for posting it.


50 posted on 11/26/2007 1:08:24 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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