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Cheney on war economics

2002-02-22 15:27:59+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment made: 2002-02-22 16:54:23+00 by: ziffle

I think Cheney is wonderful. A great mind. Its about time we geared up so we don't have some idiot country sailing a barge into SF bay with a nuke on board. If we continued to draw down defense we would shortly have more issues like the attack we had. These are not nice people. We exist. We have a right to live as human beings. The price of liberty is eternal vigilence. If you work on high tech defense programs for the US you are performing a noble act.

#Comment made: 2002-02-22 17:09:03+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think a foreign policy that punishes dictatorships and governments that survive by stealing land and resources is far more likely to be effective than an ABM system that won't protect us from a well-placed car bomb. As I've watched the current war go on, I've become quite a bit more impressed with our military, and I think it's a sham that we're ramming weapons systems down their throats when the resources they really need have little to do with pork barrel defense contractor politics.

#Comment made: 2002-02-25 16:18:30+00 by: John Abbe

This is the state things have gotten to. Cheney can publicly appeal to making money as a good reason for high tech to support the "war" that the military-industrial complex are so happy about, and no one really throws it back at him. It's like the military drill in Oakland a few years ago when they publicly admitted one reason for the exercise was to test how it would be if they had to invade American cities due to some internal disturbance. These stories are lost in the flow to most people, and no one knows what to do on a systemic level, if they do realize what's going on.