War is profitable. War is a racket. War must go on.
"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes." - General Smedley D. Butler. Double Medal of Honor Winner, became anti-war activist after 30 years as a Marine.
After weeks of lying about the incident, U.S. and allied forces under General McChrystal’s command have finally admitted that Special Operations units killed three innocent Afghan women, two of them pregnant, in a raid on a civilian household in February. Now it appears that Special Ops personnel may have dug bullets from bodies to cover their tracks and prevent the truth from being revealed...
And yet, the forces under McChrystal’s command propose to investigate themselves.
As the upcoming war supplemental "keep the war going" vote approaches, see how much your congressman takes in from the military industrial complex in campaign contributions.