Monday, August 17, 2009
Iraq War's Winners and Losers
Iraq War's Winners and Losers by Sherwood Ross
Ending a report on the winners and losers, Sherwood summarizes:Z
"My hunch, though, is a lot of Americans haven't connected the country's looming bankruptcy with the greedy, gang from the military-industrial complex out to control the planet, its people and its precious resources."
"After the long-suffering civilian population of Iraq, whose crime was having oil - a country Steiglitz says that has been rendered virtually unlivable - the big losers are the American taxpayers who are bleeding income, jobs and quality of life, not just sacrificing family members, on behalf of a runaway war machine. "
"California's plight is being repeated everywhere. A great nation is being looted and millions of its citizens are being pauperized before our eyes."
The Sheikh Down - How the Pentagon bought stability in Iraq by funneling billions of taxpayer dollars to the country's next generation of strongmen. By Shane Bauer