McCain implies U.S. invaded Iraq for oil.

During a townhall event in Denver today, John McCain made this eye-opening observation:

My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will — that will then prevent us — that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/05/McCainIraqOil.320.240.flv]

The comments echo the words of former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan, who wrote that he is “saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.” Perhaps McCain truly is reading Greenspan’s book.