How Much Are You Making on the War Daddy? A Quick and Dirty Guide to War Profiteering in the Bush Administration
by William D. Hartung
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Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Topics: Democracy: Theory & Practice, Economics, Militarism, United States
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When the Pentagon proposed leasing a fleet of Boeing 747s as military transports - at a cost of $26 billion - Senator John McCain complained, "This is war profiteering." But since September 11, Boeing has been quite brazen about this sort of thing. As Harry Stonecipher, a VP at Boeing said, "The purse is now open, and any member of Congress who is seen as trying to stop us from spending the money we need to defend the country will be looking for a job after next November." Welcome to George W. Bush's Washington, where you can't tell the generals from the arms lobbyists without a scorecard.
U.S. policy is now based on what's good for Chevron, Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Bechtel, not what's good for the average citizen. Dick Cheney's ties to arms and oil conglomerate Halliburton are just the tip of the iceberg: at least 32 top officials in the Bush administration served as executives or paid consultants to top weapons contractors before joining the administration. 'How Much Are You Making on the War, Daddy?' is an irreverent, impertinent, and scary tour of the arms industry, its defense intellectuals, and its pals in the White House and Pentagon.
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