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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Halliburton Co. Never Disappoints

The audit shows: "Iraq needed fuel. Halliburton Co. was ordered to get it there - quick. So the Houston-based contractor charged the Pentagon $27.5 million to ship $82,100 worth of cooking and heating fuel." For the entire article click here.

Let's hear for the honesty of big business during war time.

Let's engage in an elective war that costs us many billions.

Let's DRASTICALLY cut our revenue by giving huge tax cuts to the wealthy.

Now let's go to our arch enemy, the one that is smothering us with a trade deficit that is beyond credulity, and finance the war and tax cuts with that enemy: How about doing that by borrowing the money from China!?!

Brilliant. Priceless.

Oh, and let's rationalize this by arguing that the useful idiot Greenspan thinks that's all a good idea.

Let's recall Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation, wherein he stated:

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."