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War Profiteers

Milo Minderbinder in Afghanistan: Part 1

David Isenberg | Posted 07.18.2012 | Books
David Isenberg

Milo Minderbinder is the war profiteer from Catch 22, "perhaps the best known of all fictional profiteers" in American lit. He was a parody of the American dream and a satire of the modern businessman. Kind of reminds you of the definition of a mercenary, doesn't it?

Ike's Nightmare

Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Fifty-one years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his final, prescient warning about the rising power of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower was right to be worried. We're living in his nightmare.

The Devil Is in the Details of the Pentagon's Plan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Will super-rich war-industry CEOs be able to keep bilking taxpayers out of hundreds of billions of dollars? That's the question everyone should be ask...

War Industry's Accountants Can't Count

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The war profiteers' shady lobbying campaign took another hit to its credibility today, as an accounting firm on which they relied to support their bogus "military spending = jobs" argument was cited for severe audit deficiencies.

Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

Max Stanley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

It was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel another insult. She has been fighting for justice and accountability for the death of her son, a Blackwater employee.

The Myth of Military Contracting

Max Stanley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation.

The War Industry: Bad Job Creators, Bad Bosses, Bad Stewards of Tax Dollars

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

As budget cuts come to the fore, military contractors will undoubtedly try to obscure the fact that every $1 billion of military spending costs anywhere between 3,200 and 11,700 jobs or more when compared to other ways of spending the money.

Can Obama Avoid Another Abu Ghraib?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The president's recent objection to a provision in the 2010 defense funding bill that would make interrogation an "inherently governmental function" is a huge step backwards.

30 Second TV Spot Shakes Up A Congressional Campaign In Orlando -- Meet Alan Grayson

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

2008-07-27-howie.jpgDemocrat Alan Grayson had been running to replace Republican Ric Keller as the congressman from Florida's 8th district. I see a lot of ads, but this one just knocked me out.

Oh, I Get It, Democrats Are The B-Team

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Suzanne O'Keeffe

The Democratic leadership's latest move giving Bush & Co. billions more dollars for the fraud-based war and occupation of Iraq is Shakespearean: The good guys, turns out, are working with the bad guys!

Going Out of Business: How Much Longer Will Iraq Be for Sale?

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

The Iraq War and the interrogation of Iraqi prisoners ought to be the responsibility of highly-trained military personnel, not poorly-prepared contractors whose only goal is to make profits.

War Inc., Expands Thanks to Your Efforts...

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larisa Alexandrovna

Did you see War Inc., yet? No? Well it is expanding starting today thanks to word-of-mouth, the alternative press and the blogosphere, with no corpora...