Tuesday, January 16, 2007

War Profiteering...

In American history, many have been accused of profiteering from wars made by and against our government. The reality of the situation remains that as long as war makes people money, someone will use it to make money. Consider how much engineering companies like Lockheed and Boeing make off of their contracts with the government. One B-2 Stealth Bomber retails for between $1 and $2 Billion depending on your options package. Haliburton has made $10 Billion or so from its contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's no surprise, then, that the major oil companies stand to make trillions if a new oil agreement becomes law in Iraq. Go figure.

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