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View Diary: Mercenaries, war, and my childhood (368 comments)

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    Several weeks ago the Washington Post had an article about 100 million dollars being spent on a contract for security around the Green Zone in Bagdad.  It hardly got a whisper even here or anywhere else.

    The Bush II Administration is fighting the occupation on the cheap.  They are unwilling to take the political hit needed to win the Iraq War.  Reinstate the draft and raise taxes to pay for the war.

    The mercenaries serve three purposes: 1) they increase force levels without a draft. 2) the money spent lines the pockets of their buddies and 3) they help to continue the occupation through the November election.  

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