Military-industrial complex

War Profiteers Make Millions At the Expense of the Public By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe, AlterNet, April 27, 2012 … Their profits continue to grow while they push Washington, D.C. to protect their budgets at the expense of the rest of us…. Could it be that the $5 million in campaign donations and $32 million in lobbying dollars so far this election cycle from the military contractors keep Congress intentionally ignorant of the problem?…As long as we continue to allow the profit motive to play a role in America’s war, virtue and patriotism–to say nothing of peace–will continue to be in short supply…

Corporations Profit From Permanent War: Memorial Day 2010 by Bill Quigley, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed, May 31, 2010 May 31, 2010

We’re past due on handling the finances of war By Walter Pincus, Washington Post, December 5, 2011

One Nation, Under Arms By Todd S. Purdum, Vanity Fair, January 2012

 

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