Sunday, August 26, 2007

why are we really in iraq?

Rolling Stone lays it out in gut wrenching detail.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Dusty said...

Why don't you know that war is good bidness woman? :P

The MIC(military industrial complex) is one of the US's biggest employers and lobbying groups..go figure.

August 26, 2007 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Big Fella said...

I don't even have to read the Rolling Stone article, did my homework on that a while back. I just have been too disgusted to blog about it.

One little fact I turned up, it costs about $20 to feed three meals a day to students at the Stanford dining hall. KBR is charging the U.S. taxpayers about $80 a day to feed our troops on base in Iraq.

Another little factoid, a typical enlisted soldier in the E-4 pay grade, with two years of service completed will make roughly $24,000 a year while serving in Iraq (includes hazardous duty pay), while a Blackwater mercenary might make $100,000 a year, also footed by the American tax payers.

August 26, 2007 4:52 PM  
Anonymous il choadrino said...

But if we don't fight our freedoms over here, they'll just follow us home to hate the terrorists.

Or did I get the talking points mixed up again?

August 26, 2007 10:33 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

The world is full of way too much crazy fucktardedness. I realize on some level that it's always been this way, but c'mon -- is a leader with integrity even possible anymore?

August 27, 2007 4:18 PM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

This is acutally a war of attrition. We are so accustomed to hearing about these illegalities all the time, that the American people's attitude is .. "whatever." One major result of these blatant robberies is that when push came to shove and the Bush administration had to show what they were made of in Katrina's aftermath, none showed any skills or balls during that critical situation.

Their only skills are in lying and pilfering, not reconstruction. From that moment on, in the eyes of the world, we were toast.

August 28, 2007 7:51 AM  
Anonymous TedBear said...

I have now read the Rolling Stone article three times, and forwarded it God only knows how many times. Thank you Lynette.

August 31, 2007 12:55 AM  
Blogger BigAssBelle said...

it's awful, isn't it? i just can't get over it. and this is the party of fiscal conservatism, small government, financial propriety. makes me ill.

August 31, 2007 10:59 PM  

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