Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Why neocons start wars

By now all but the most ardent, blind-faith Bush supporters know that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, and the war against Iraq is about further enriching the rich, while the people of Iraq endure unspeakable hardships, and US taxpayers will be footing the bill for generations to come. Here's yet one more example of how The White House is shamelessly giving away riches to their friends, while claiming to fight terror.

In May of 2006, Dubya and his buddies gave a $34,000,000 contract to Ellis Environmental Group of Florida to build a base in Ramadi in Anbar Province of Iraq. Recently it was uncovered that they're claiming the rights to the desired land for this base could not be obtained (gee, I thought the US was occupying Iraq). As a result, Ellis did not build the base, did not start building the base, and other than signing the contract, did not do anything constructive that can be verified or audited in any way. Therefore, the neocons did not give their friends all of the money. They only paid them $32,000,000. That's right. This company did nothing, but Bush gave them $32M of YOUR MONEY.

This also helps explain why Bush is so unwaveringly insistent that all war funding must come to him with no strings attached, no questioning of how the money is dispersed, and absolutely no oversight. These corruption levels are unprecedented for the US, and as long as these criminals are allowed to plunge the US further into debt to enrich their buddies, they will.