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  •  The Iraq War was successful to the oil industry (2+ / 0-)
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    and the military industrial complex.  

    Big Oil's Scorecard in Iraq

    The 25 Most Vicious Iraq War Profiteers

    Bill Keller, the executive editor of the New York Times, between 2003 - 2011, is the son of former Chevron CEO and chariman, George M. Keller.

    The rich and powerful made a lot of money from these wars.

    Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

    by CIndyCasella on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 01:20:42 PM PST

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    •  Well, they didn't "make" money and the (1+ / 0-)
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      money is worthless, anyway. They may have accumulated a lot of money or spent it or wasted it. Iraq's oil is going to the highest bidders. It was never much use to them in the ground. What the war-mongers wanted was a permanent foot-print in the Middle East from which the Eastern Hemisphere could be "stabilized." They didn't get that. It is one of the main things they resent about Obama. Bush agreed to the SOFA the same way the Republicans agreed to the ACA--expecting to be able to reverse things after an electoral win. It didn't work out that way. The bank crisis didn't work out as they expected, either. Direct federal investment in student loans has swollen from $93 billion to $509. That's over four hundred billion for which the banksters are collecting no interest. The loan default rate will evaporate, if the private sector simply starts hiring college graduates.
      The problem with this economy is that people can't figure out what's motivating the deprivation. That the lust for power is stronger than the lust for money is simply beyond the comprehension of people who lust for neither.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 02:04:42 PM PST

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