Tagged: defense spending

Why the U.S. Must Always be at War. Follow the Money

Why the U.S. Must Always be at War. Follow the Money

I watched last night as Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann did their war correspondent bit on MSNBC, reveling in the departure from Iraq of the last U.S. combat brigade. At first it looked like...

Now, They Want America to Go to War with Iran

Now, They Want America to Go to War with Iran

A trillion dollars blown up in the blood and rubble of Iraq and another trillion or so gone poof in Afghanistan… (Photo at left shows pallets of hundred-dollar bills shipped to Iraq  – and...

It’s the Economy, Stupid. So Let’s Bring the Troops Home

It’s the Economy, Stupid. So Let’s Bring the Troops Home

President Obama called in Bill Clinton (photo at right) on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to get a bad health care bill passed. Clinton’s argument: a bad bill is better than nothing because something...

More Than a Trillion Dollars Spent on Arms While Millions Go Hungry

More Than a Trillion Dollars Spent on Arms While Millions Go Hungry

With millions starving throughout the world, the global powers that be spent $1.4 trillion (US) on weapons of war last year. That’s trillion with a “t”! That figure comes from the Stockholm International Peace...

Reining in the Merchants of Death May Curb The Appetite for War

Reining in the Merchants of Death May Curb The Appetite for War

“The days of giving defense contractors a blank check are over.” That proclamation by President Barack Obama could herald a new day for a dark and bloody industry. If you investigate the causes of...