Saturday, June 12, 2010

On-the-Mark Assessment of the Afghanistan War

If only Obama would listen to the SAGE ADVICE of this columnist!  But the corporations who really rule our country and our world will never let their golden goose of continuous war slip through their greedy fingers.  What would Halliburton, Blackwater and the others do without their multi-billion dollar contracts with the military?

The Courage to Leave
By Bob Herbert

The U.S. doesn’t win wars anymore. We just funnel the stressed and underpaid troops in and out of the combat zones, while all the while showering taxpayer billions on the contractors and giant corporations that view the horrors of war as a heaven-sent bonanza. BP, as we’ve been told repeatedly recently, is one of the largest suppliers of fuel to the wartime U.S. military.