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Talk Nation Radio: Hidden History of the War on Iraq and Oil

Talk Nation Radio: Hidden History of the War on Iraq and Its Oil

by David Swanson
August 8, 2012

http://davidswanson.org/talknationradio

Greg Muttitt, visiting from the U.K., is the author of a new book on Iraq that is making a lot of news. It's called Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq. Noami Klein calls Muttitt's book "nothing short of a secret history of the war." Muttitt uncovers new and authoritative evidence that the war was, from initial conception through to the current day, driven by interest in oil. And he tells a story of successful nonviolent resistance in Iraq, led by the oil workers, that has prevented the enactment of an oil law aimed at benefitting foreign corporations at the expense of the Iraqi people.

Total run time: 29:00

Host: David Swanson.
Producer: David Swanson.
Engineer: Christiane Brown.
Music by Duke Ellington.

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Past Talk Nation Radio shows are all available free and complete at http://davidswansonorg/talknationradio

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David Swanson's books include "War Is A Lie." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works as Campaign Coordinator for the online activist organization http://rootsaction.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @davidcnswanson and FaceBook.

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