Sunday, August 26, 2007

Rolling Stone: "The Great Iraq Swindle"

"Operation Iraqi Freedom, it turns out, was never a war against Saddam ­Hussein's Iraq. It was an invasion of the federal budget, and no occupying force in history has ever been this efficient. George W. Bush's war in the Mesopotamian desert was an experiment of sorts, a crude first take at his vision of a fully privatized American government. In Iraq the lines between essential government services and for-profit enterprises have been blurred to the point of absurdity -- to the point where wounded soldiers have to pay retail prices for fresh underwear, where modern-day chattel are imported from the Third World at slave wages to peel the potatoes we once assigned to grunts in KP, where private companies are guaranteed huge profits no matter how badly they fuck things up."

Rest of article here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All true. Sadly, no one was minding the store. Congress and the judiciary had a responsibility to derail the hijacking of the country. Where were they? Why didn't my congresspeople do anything? -Jack