Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Why the Military Hates a Free Press

Because of stories like this, which shine a light on the corruption in Iraq. And mind you, this is not about Iraqi corruption, this is about American corruption. This, in part, is about Halliburton robbing the American taxpayer for all they can steal. This is about an Iraqi contractor selling weapons to anyone with the cash to buy, including insurgents. So we buy weapons, send them to Iraq and they get sold on the black market to the insurgents, who then use them to kill Americans. And the people who report on this get treated like criminals.

Of course, given Dick Voldemort Cheney's ties to Halliburton, you know that nothing will ever be done.

During World War II, the Truman Committee investigated graft and corruption and fraud. The Committee saved $11 billion, which in today's dollars is about $145 billion. That is not chump change.

We need another Truman Committee. And we need an administration that does not turn a blind eye to graft.

Between the Dumbercrats in Congress and the corrupt thugs in the White House, fat chance either will ever happen.

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