Sunday, March 13, 2011

War... have it Your way!


 ok..... this is old news......

"US soldiers line up to order food from a Burger King fast food shop at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service operates 23 fast food franchises at 16 U.S. bases in Iraq, with 25 more approved and under construction. Having a chance to skip the mess hall and go to Pizza Hut, Burger King or Subway - Popeye's Fried Chicken and Taco Bell which will be added this month - makes a tremendous difference, soldiers say."

Now, there is some info that the US Gov is getting rid of Fast Food.... in a slow war.... but why was it there in the first place?  Because America loves to outsource .... even it's war's.

Allison Stanger has a  book on this subject, "One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy."

In 2008, notes Stanger, roughly 80 percent of the State Department's requested budget went out the door in the form of contracts and grants. The Army's primary support contractor in Iraq, KBR, reportedly has some 17,000 direct-hire employees there.

Lately Karl Rove... remember him....  complained in 2009 about the Obama Administration outsourcing to contractors for the War effort...  From Truthout

"Um, excuse me Karl, how about outsourcing an entire war to politically connected war companies? Remember those eight years? While Rove may be using the term "outsource" in a general way, let's remember this fact: never, ever in US history have more government and military activities been outsourced to private corporations than they were the day Bush and Rove left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Obama moved in. For Rove-or any Bush-era official-to have the audacity to blast anyone for outsourcing anything is like a bigger-scale version of Republican Senator David Vitter lecturing the losers exiting Scores "gentlemen's club" about the moral evils of prostitution.

    The real article that should come below a headline "Obama Can't Outsource Afghanistan" would never be written by Rove. Such an article would denounce the actual scandal of Obama's continuation of the Bush-Cheney-Rove policy of radically outsourcing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to corporate criminals like Armor Group, DynCorp, Blackwater, KBR, Triple Canopy, Lockheed Martin and many, many others."

Well the real truth is The NEW REPUBLICANS would like to get rid of government altogether and let ALL OF America be outsourced to private companies.......

...... Then we will really see some efficiencies.....
the fact is.... The war's are still good business, and will never end until America gets out of the WAR BUSINESS..... So the next time some one tells you that the 'private sector' is more efficient... Remeber the wars.

and have a good day.


S.W. Anderson said...

Thomas Frank's The Wrecking Crew has a lot of good information on privatization too.

Regarding Rove, to accuse your opposition of saying what you've said, doing what you've done, are doing or are planning to do, is his M.O. He does it with a straight face and tells other wing nuts to do likewise. He's had lots of success with it, too.

okjimm said...

SW... Rove is a piece of Shit.... Grover Norquist, too.

Another Great Read... Naomi Klein, " the Shock Doctrine" Check out some reviews.

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