"About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in ... He says, "We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq." This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, "We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?" He said, "I don’t know." ... So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, "Are we still going to war with Iraq?" And he said, "Oh, it’s worse than that." He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper ... And he said, "This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran." ... The truth is, about the Middle East is, had there been no oil there, it would be like Africa. Nobody is threatening to intervene in Africa. The problem is the opposite. We keep asking for people to intervene and stop it. There’s no question that the presence of petroleum throughout the region has sparked great power involvement."

Auszug eines Interviews mit US-General Wesley Clark (Supreme Commander Europe von 1997 bis 2000) über die Entscheidung des US-Militärs innerhalb von 10 Tagen nach dem 11. September 2001, gegen 7 Länder in Nordafrika und dem Mittleren Osten in den Krieg zu ziehen, um Kontrolle über das Erdöl zu erlangen. Auszüge des Interviews erschienen beim Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research (SIPER), komplettes Interview erschienen bei Democracy Now! (2. März 2007).