War Profiteering Matt takes a look at the swill that live off the war machine with no regard for our troops. "After Tant spoke of the broken-d
June 2, 2006

War Profiteering

Matt takes a look at the swill that live off the war machine with no regard for our troops.

"After Tant spoke of the broken-down trucks delivered on the Custer Battles contract, he testified that Battles responded: "You asked for trucks and we complied with our contract and it is immaterial whether the trucks were operational or not."

Custer Battles was the first company to be held responsible for war profiteering and hopefully not the last. Rapacious corporations profit off of the death and misery of an ill-fated plan for war and are protected by their enablers in the power structure. Their cost-cutting actions put our armed forces at greater risk, inflame tensions with the locals for piss poor work (of which many use imported labor), and thus, undermine our efforts. All while ripping off the American taxpayers. I can’t think of anything more treasonous than that...read on"

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