drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Support Making The DOD a Profit Center, and Stop Liberals

Maybe if we start calling all this war spending "entitlements," we could get someone to pay attention to this:
KBR, Halliburton and the private security firm Blackwater have come to
symbolize the excesses of outsourcing warfare. So you'd think that with a new sheriff like Barack Obama in town, such practices would be on the "Things Not to Do" list. Not so.

According to new Pentagon statistics, in the second quarter of this year, there has been a 23% increase in the number of private security contractors working for the Pentagon in Iraq and a 29% hike in Afghanistan. In fact, outside contractors now make up approximately half of our forces fighting in the two countries. "This means," according to Jeremy Scahill, author of the book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, "there are a whopping 242,647 contractors working on these two U.S. wars."
[ cf Privatizing Death (emphasis in original) ]
Wrong Approach!!!!

It is about Freeeing The Freedom Of The Faith Based Profit Center For The DOD!!!!

Update: in the comments someone was pointing out that the profit margin for contractors is the state's ability to tax. Not that "for profit" military operations would be able to make a profit on their own... I mean, what more obvious an attack on faith based economics!
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