Endless War Is Great for Business!
VICE’s exposé of politics, religion, and sexuality explores the Bush War in IRAQ as a moral issue of immeasurable consequences for all of Homo sapiens. After more than a decade of US occupation, are the Iraqi people better or worse off than they were under President Saddam Hussein? Despite the US military’s unassailable crimes against humanity, including our chemical weapons of mass destruction, neither our former Commander in Chief nor anyone in his Cabinet has been held accountable for war crimes against unarmed Iraqi men, women, and young children. Ergo, does the Obama Administration’s unprovoked escalation in militarism throughout the Middle East really surprise you? Philosophically, is it more virtuous to spend $500,000,000 [million] providing food and basic shelter for our nation’s homeless or $5,000,000,000,000 [trillion] for endless global warfare 6,000 miles away? For a more detailed expose of how US taxpayers are funding both the Taliban and the military industrial complex, please read Funding the Enemy: How US Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban by Douglas Wissing. Despite the pro-war plutocrats and their pundits’ delusion, duplicity, and dishonesty, “To the victor go the spoils,” is a military mantra older than the Vikings. Stated differently, had there been no oil there would have been no war. Has anyone recently checked Wall Street or seen the annual report for Halliburton, Blackwater, Academi, Bechtel, Mobil, Shell, et al.? Better yet, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW2YWqVpT4E does anyone see a connection between the CIA and the spike in profit margins from Afghanistan’s opium production? Of course, we never see the EBIT since they’re disbursed via hidden treuhands. As far as interest and taxes…you connect the dots. Since history actually does repeat itself, this reminds me of Great Britain’s  Opium War with China…deja vu!