Former Bush Aid Pushed War in Iraq for Oil

. Tuesday, July 29

Meet Richard Perle. Up until 2004, Perle was a top aid to US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and chairman of the influential Defense Policy Board. He was a strong, "hardline backer" of the invasion of Iraq.

It seems that Perle is now negotiating a deal to drill for oil in the Kuridstan region of Iraq via a consortium led by Turkish AK Group International. This very lucrative deal in the works appears to be solid evidence of the real motivation driving the US invasion of Iraq, at least from Perle's standpoint.