War profiteering is not only for the elite chickenhawks, Cheney, George H.W. Bush, Jim Baker, George Schultz, etc. Even today’s small time lawmakers are in it.
This is why our lawmakers keep beating the drums of war. John Kerry wanted to send more troops (and boost defense spending), Joe LIE-berman wants America to attack Iran, Roy Blunt wants all war spending bills passed so that will ensure the war never ends. All because they will profit pretty handsomely from war. Our men will die so these people can profit. The term “cannon fodder” comes to mind.
Members of Congress have as much as $196 million collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the onset of the Iraq war, according to a study by a nonpartisan research group.
“I don’t pretend to speak for other offices, but I am fairly certain that no member would consider their personal finances when voting on issues as important as sending our men and women in uniform into harm’s way,” said Blunt spokesman Nick Simpson. The Lockheed Martin stock was given to Blunt’s wife by her mother, he said.
Right, that’s settled then…. I’m sure just because they tell us, they are not considering their personal finances which are heavily invested in defense when sending other people’s kids to war against countries that pose no threat to us, we should believe them.
Anyone wonder why we’re going to war with Iran (another Muslim country that poses no threat to us)? No matter what our politicians are telling us – their money’s on it.