Sunday, August 26, 2007

This Is the Cost of the War in Iraq

"But what happened in Iraq went beyond inefficiency, beyond fraud even. This was about the business of government being corrupted by the profit motive to such an extraordinary degree that now we all have to wonder how we will ever be able to depend on the state to do its job in the future. If catastrophic failure is worth billions, where's the incentive to deliver success? There's no profit in patriotism, no cost-plus angle on common decency. Sixty years after America liberated Europe, those are just words, and words don't pay the bills." (Emphasis ours)

For more on this disgusting gangbang, including contractor Custer Battle's boggling victory in court, see D. J. Waletzky's "Offers We Should All Refuse."

It's still happening. This is who we've become. Read "The Great Iraq Swindle," online at the Rolling Stone. Don't let the instinct to puke let you stop until you've finished. And see the next article here, on Wild Chihuahuas.