Friday, October 23, 2009

Cashing in the War Dividend: The Joys of Perpetual War

By Jo Comerford, TomDispatch.com, Oct 20, 2009

So you thought the Pentagon was already big enough? Well, what do you know, especially with the price of the American military slated to grow by at least 25% over the next decade?

Forget about the butter. It’s bad for you anyway. And sheer military power, as well as the money behind it, assures the country of a thick waistline without the cholesterol. So, let’s sing the praises of perpetual war. We better, since right now every forecast in sight tells us that it’s our future.

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