“No Blood for Oil” - it was the most popular banner during the 2003 anti-war demonstrations. But most Americans didn’t think cheap oil was a good enough reason to invade a country; instead we were told that the war was about WMDs. Five years and $600 billion dollars later the question remains – is this war actually about the oil?
In this special presentation host Thom Hartmann talks through this life-or-death issue with professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, Michael Klare. Link TV will also present Klare's Blood and Oil, a startling documentary that tells the fascinating story behind our romance with foreign oil.
About the film: Blood and Oil
The notion that oil motivates America's military engagements in the Middle East has long been dismissed as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. Blood and Oil, a new documentary based on the critically-acclaimed work of Nation magazine defense correspondent Michael T. Klare, challenges this conventional wisdom to correct the historical record. The film unearths declassified documents and highlights forgotten passages in prominent presidential doctrines to show how concerns about oil have been at the core of American foreign policy for more than 60 years – rendering our contemporary energy and military policies virtually indistinguishable. In the end, Blood and Oil calls for a radical re-thinking of U.S. energy policy, warning that unless we change direction, we stand to be drawn into one oil war after another as the global hunt for diminishing world petroleum supplies accelerates.
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