The Founding Fathers would shudder at the phoniness and attempted justification of it all. And the stench of depravity that goes with embracing such a practice that seeks to fool honest taxpayers into hurting innocent people. Isn’t that what bin Laden did to us on 911?
Mickey Walker, TPJ Magazine
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Coleen Rowley
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“Reagan taught us that deficits don’t matter.” - So said Vice President Dick Cheney on camera during a Bush II Cabinet meeting. This meant that continuing deficit spending to justify attacking and occupying Iraq was just peachy keen. Borrow and spend trillions of dollars and find no WMDs found yet is dismaying to say the least. But those members of the “Axis of Evil” as Bush called them were fair game to do whatever it takes. Sounds sort of Biblical, doesn’t it? So no expense was too high the White House and the Pentagon jointly decided. Deficits really don’t matter.
So up went the National Debt another $4 Trillion! It only took 8 years. So who profited from the “Decider’s” self-righteous judgments which later led to wars and long stints of boots on the ground in both Afghanistan and Iraq? Why the Military Industrial Complex did. War corporations who build software and hardware for drones, tracking beams for missiles, ammunition, and tank artillery shells tipped with Uranium 238. Looks like Ike was right. Trillions of dollars spent on war, especially when the Complex has a captive government like Uncle Sam with a well-oiled printing press at the Fed, and that ain’t chopped liver.