Controversial author, John Perkins, a man who says he knows because, often, he was there, reveals the real reasons behind the Iraq War (part 1) and what is currently happening in South America (part 2) before answering a few questions (part 3). This was recorded at the Veteran for Peace National Convention in Seattle on 11 August 2006 (lasts about 1hr).
And it all rather makes sense...
part 1 | part 2 | part 3
This interview by DemocracyNow.org summarises his thesis and gives some background on Perkins in about 10min.
John Perkins - Wikipedia