Thanks to Blah3, I discovered this story, Fraud Traced to the White House. It claims that the California energy crisis was not just a set-up to make Enron and other energy companies a ton of money. We do now know that the crisis was the result of energy company supply manipulation, assisted from the new Bush administration. But this story claims that it was also part of a set-up to provide a pretext for war with Iraq.
This is the second recent story I’ve seen claiming that Cheney’s secret Energy Task Force was about setting up the invasion of Iraq. Until the Bush administration releases the full notes and other information, we’ll never know.
Secrecy breeds rumors. Are these rumors worse than what’s being hidden? I guess not, because if they were, the White House would release the information and clear things up.