As I watch all the political hype and tears (on both sides) the day after an election that will spell total gridlock for yet another two years…
(Is John Boehner crying because of people suffering and dying in senseless wars–or is it more likely he’s relieved that he can now pay back the $50 million he pledged for ads in this midterm election?)
I am amazed and appalled at the total lack of discussion about the two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, as it is ALWAYS on the proverbial budget table to cut social services, there has NEVER (and I mean never in my lifetime) been any meaningful, substantial discussion about cutting the cost of the humongous U.S. war machine.
The answer is obvious. The people who are not making any of the $48 BILLION do not have a voice.
Where the money flows:
||Unidentified Foreign Entities||$20,435,870,190|
|1||KBR Inc (formerly known as Kellogg Brown and Root)||$16,059,282,020|
|2||DynCorp International (Veritas Capital)||$1,838,156,100|
|3||Washington Group International Inc||$1,044,686,850|
|4||IAP Worldwide Services Inc (Cerberus Capital Management LP)||$901,973,910|
|5||Environmental Chemical Corp||$899,701,070|
|6||L-3 Communications Holdings Inc||$853,535,680|
|9||Orascom Construction Industries (OCI)||$617,089,510|
|11||First Kuwaiti General Trading And Contracting Company Wll||$495,404,500|