Saudi envoy: Iraq war was…

Saudi envoy: Iraq war was ‘colonial’ and about oil

The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq (news – web sites) was a colonial war and there were some in the United States who saw it as a means of getting their hands on Iraqi oil, a senior Saudi ambassador was quoted as saying Monday.

 “No matter how exalted the aims of the U.S. in that war, in the final analysis it was a colonial war very similar to the wars conducted by the ex-colonial powers when they went out to conquer the rest of the world …,” Prince Turki said.

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Iraq should get back full control over its vast oil resources in July, but only with continued international monitoring of how it spends the oil money, the United States and Britain said Monday.