"This war on terrorism is bogus"

'The conclusion of all this analysis must surely be that the "global war on terrorism" has the hallmarks of a political myth propagated to pave the way for a wholly different agenda - the US goal of world hegemony, built around securing by force command over the oil supplies required to drive the whole project.'

Michael Meacher, ex Environment Minister in the Blair government and someone who, I always felt, talks a lot of sense, claims in the Guardian today that the US deliberately ignored warnings about the September 11th attacks because it wanted a pretext to take control by force of the world's major oil supplies. In the middle of the Hutton enquiry, talk about a bombshell.

(Via Charlie's blog.)