How Much are You Making on the War, Daddy?
A Quick and Dirty Guide to War Profiteering in the Bush Administration
By (author) William D. Hartung
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How Much are You Making on the War, Daddy? by William D. Hartung
Book DescriptionColumnist Paul Krugman has described Bush's melding of political hardball and economic favoritism as "crony capitalism," while Senator John McCain calls it war profiteering. George W. Bush's approach to military spending is a higher-priced version of what went on under the Suharto regime in Indonesia, when corporations connected to the military and the president's inner circle had the inside track on lucrative government contracts. The military budget has increased from 300 billion to more than 400 billion annually since George W. Bush took office. The Iraq invasion and occupation will cost at least another 200 billion over the next three to five years. 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 conglomerate Halliburton are the tip of the iceberg since at least thirty-two top officials in the Bush administration served as executives or paid consultants to top weapons contractors before joining the administration. In George W. Bush's Washington, it has reached the point where you can't tell the generals from the arms lobbyists without a scorecard. This book provides that scorecard, in a style designed to provoke action for change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560255611
(194mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Nation Books
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William D. Hartung
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Lessons from Iraq, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by William D. Hartung
If what is shaping up to be the worst foreign policy disaster in US history has an upside, it is that the war in Iraq should definitively, permanently settle a handful of critical questions about American conduct in the world. This book provides a list of those questions and even ventures some answers in the form of key lessons from Iraq.
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